Hundred years ago, Nat. Geo. magazine is full of words in every article. It changed until Russian geographical society’s photographs which had been done during the invasion of British in Tibet was accidentally posted in the magazine by Gibert Grosvenor, the editor at that time. He changed the world. All the photographers work for enthusiasm and curiosity but not for salary.
They want people to know how lovely this planet is.They went into Pacific ocean, Mulu cave, Rocky mountains, Greenland… Just like explorers. We flip the magazine and we say wow but now the wow is getting flatter. It doesn’t mean the works are bad. There’re just too many great photographs and articles. Passage of time, we’re living around tons of information, no matter good or bad.
Now, we flip iPad. Anything that you wanted to know or you didn’t want to know will be got inside the tiny piece of machine. It cause that we seem busy all the time-busy on scrolling and trying to swallow every single news. What’s for? Because we don’t want to be left behind. The real winner is who knows how to go back to the beginning and emphasize it.
Beautiful composition and imagery are always needed but the meaning behind is the real soul of a great picture.
It’s never taken-it’s always given.