Ray of Rainlight

Ray of Rainlight

Originally uploaded by genshi

It’s funny… since I’ve gotten back into photography, I’ve developed a passion for this black and white, photojournalistic, reportage, street style of photography as seen in my previous posts; and I aspire to be at least half as interesting as my hero and favorite icon of the reportage style, Henri Cartier-Bresson.

Yet, the picture of mine that seems to get the most praise and attention is this color nature shot! It has garnered very nice reactions and comments (all of which I truly appreciate) over at JPG Magazine and it was even awarded “HOT” status by the magazine itself… my first photo to do so!

Now, I guess it’s a nice shot with it’s bold contrasting colors and the ray of rainlight coming through the trees, but for me personally, there’s not much to it. No interesting characters telling their story with their facial expressions, no sense of tragedy, loss or sadness in the movement or gestures of a person’s body language. But then, those may be the very type of things people see in this shot that I have been missing (the dramatic sense of an omnipresent being projecting it’s power down on us?)

In any case, I know it’s all subjective, it’s just that this is not my favorite picture and certainly not my normal style, but nonetheless, it connects with people much the same way my Broken Heart Robot toy did… and I certainly can’t fault that!


About Craig Anthony Perkins

Award winning Filmmaker, Composer, Photographer and Designer Craig Anthony Perkins began as a musician at the age of four, a magician at the age of six, and became interested in photography and filmmaking at a very early age as well. In the past Craig has worked in both a creative and technical capacity within the entertainment industry for companies such as Philips Media, Universal Interactive Studios and AVID, doing everything from video game design and film post production, to sound design, composing and technical writing. Under his own company Genshi Media Group, he has released several albums on the iTunes Music Store, has had his photography published in magazines and exhibited in galleries, his short films showcased in film festivals worldwide (with two of his films actually winning) and has designed indie art toys - including the much sought-after Broken Heart Robot - which has led to talks with two TV networks for consideration as an animated series based on his toy character. Now, between Filmmaking, Photography and Music, as well as performing as a working Magician & Mentalist, Craig is also helping others as a Creative Coach, Personal Consultant & Motivational Speaker; sharing his secrets to creative success and empowering those who seek the creative genius within themselves! View all posts by Craig Anthony Perkins

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