BEAUTY IS NOT IN THE EYES OF THE BEHOLDER
I know what you will say: of course it is. Everyone has different ideas about beauty or are they merely opinions about attractiveness? There is a difference between those two that we have lost sometimes. There are some things that are just in and of themselves beautiful. I mean you look at them and you say, yes, that strikes a chord in me. It takes me out of myself and into a space that is well, beautiful. I think that longing to find that space is fairly universal.
I try to do just that with my photography. I try to capture that beautiful moment. Photography stops time and space. It is a pause in vision. We are very attuned to everything whizzing past us today. We speed through shows and commercials even on the DVR. Photography says wait a minute. It says not only look at me, see me, it says the world needs to stop for one moment.
There is such a thing as beauty and I do believe that it is out there and knowable. It is one of the quests mankind has been on since someone found out you could scribble on cave walls. I think it was probably even before that. My fine art photography has as its aim to create a common beautiful space between me and the ones who view my art.
Have a look at my webpage: www.mcaleerphotoart.com
Here are some of mine that I think strike that beautiful moment: