Jeremy Bright Photographer
Comments and other things.
Work = conformity
I am constrained by a brief, the director and the convention. My creative soul is in a box – I do what I am bidden. Don’t get me wrong, I love being behind the camera, feeling the images, then revitilising and energising them. It is usually not my vision, just my skill that is in demand.
Photography = freedom
Set me free, slip the leash, cast me adrift into the sea of possibility, where waves and landscape wait for my frame to embrace them. In that quiet place where noise is meaningless, sense is concentrated to art form – making natures’ chaos conform within one’s minds eye. After all, isn’t that the trick the image-maker conjures from his box of experience and expertise, to fool the viewer, to create an illusion, to caress and coral shapes. What is real?
Give me chaos any time.
Image making creates something from nothing – conformity from chaos, physical from ethereal – all else is memory. My box is not solid but a one-way mirror. I view from within and nobody sees me. I sense a kaleidoscope of images, all neatly framed – nobody knows or suspects what I know. I take and move on. I pass unnoticed.
In the end what is left?
A sense of peace? . . . or the machinations of a disturbed mind – a glimpse into the secret void of a soul – undisclosed and searching, disclosed under investigation.
Make your own mind up.