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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:

Bougamvillea and colored pot

Fall Fence

Las Rosas del mercado

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