I used the letters of our alphabet as a creative free-writing prompt. I allowed myself to reflect on artistic ideas I’ve had throughout the year.
This is a rough assemblage of ideas from my endlessly churning consciousness.
A is for Aperture.
If the camera were like a hose. The aperture determines how much light (water) we let in through the hose’s nozzle.
B is for Bokeh.
Outside focus. Abstracted blurs shifting.
C is for Chromatic.
Aberrations result from misalignment. Colors are reflected and absorbed.
D is for Digital.
Small Photodiode pixel amplifiers.
E is for Emissive.
Light is surprisingly modular and sentient.
F is for Flash.
Spontaneous light bursts remind us of parties. Red eye family photos.
G is for Godrays.
Dust particles float, and catch the beam in a warm tomb.
H is for High Key.
She’s in a white place. Sort of floating. Surrounded by snow, or sky. Highlights.
I is for Imagination.
Limitless. Images invoke.
J is for Jazz.
Visual assemblage. improvisational energy.
K is for Kindle.
To spark flames.
L is for Lossless.
Contents not under pressure. Raw and uncompressed. Longing for something real. Lenticular?
M is for Myriad.
Levels of perception descending fractals. Decisive Moments. Muses.
N is for Noise.
Chaos or a low fidelity feeling.
O is for Obscura.
In a sealed room with nothing but a pinhole.
P is for Pigment.
If life were a plein air, or a dripping watercolor… Palettes.
Q is for Questions.
Sometimes they’re the answer.
R is for Rolling.
Motion, Energy and repetition. There’s something organic about tumbling objects and the cyclical breath.
S is for Specular
The wet cobblestone in the neon light.
T is for Tangible.
It’s a feeling. Immersive.
U is for Umbrellas.
I see these in my dreams.
V is for Volumetric.
The future medium. Live streamed mesh imaging.
W is for Wide Angle.
Feeling up-close and personal.
X The horizonal axis.
Y The vertical axis.
Z Forward or backward?
So many directions.