The Grace of Memory

PhotographerReathel Geary
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/Countryeugene, United States
Photo DateSpring 2011
Entry Description

An exploration of turbulent water as a metaphor for memories. I find with time and distance memories of significant events becomes stripped of most facts. What remains is the emotional significance, the essential meaning of those events. So I have approached this series of photographs with the same goal. To reduce the subjects to their intrinsic emotional meaning.

About Photographer

Each of us has a unique vision, I explore and express my personal vision through my photography. I find voice for my vision in visual metaphors and aesthetic edges. These images constitute my humble attempt to discover and share what I find meaningful in life. Each of my series starts as a single image, discovered not conceived. That image inspires me to explore an idea, a feeling. Developing that single image into a concept I strive to peel back the layers and find the core meaning and then build from there a collection of images that expresses the meaning discovered. Thematically I find my work explores a sense of isolation, the power of boarders and the dynamic exchange of emotion found in edges of our environment. I eschew photographic convention choosing varied methods to express my views. These non-conformist techniques include use of damaged, degraded lenses and I value of mass offer detail to keep the viewer focused on the meaning, not the technique.