Stathi Stathi,See your Sea, Volos, Greece, 2010.
First Gallery Challenge: See your sea
This is an Open Call invitation to all of us, so as to participate and create a challenge concerning photographs. The idea was an inspiration, after JD's and Little Kate's poet challenge and I thought that we who love the art of photography lack in challenges, which can only educate us and make us better.
Stathi Stathi, Theater, Volos, Greece,2011
I think photography is a visual poetry, and images, with their silence in words, can communicate feelings and thinkings, some times better than words. It is known to all that "an image says what a 1.000 words can not''. This is the reason, that I thought of making a gallery challenge. This, along with my need to meet other photographers, and all with the passion of visual communication.
The rules, are very easy. On the FIRST GALLERY CHALLENGE the issue theme is sea and how we see sea. So, upload your images, give them your name, a title, a date and a place, and give also a feeling description of your work. What your images make you feel, do your images have a poetic inner voice, why are your favourites.
Tag your post with OC GALLERY CHALLENGE and please be kind enough to take the time and send me a message for posting your work ,cause I am going to gather this first collection of photographs made exclusively by OS members on the, SEE YOUR SEA COLLECTION. Who knows, maybe we can see our work in a gallery exhibition, if a gallery finds us.
My photographs here are sea depictions of a winter sea and they are all from my hometown, Volos, here in Greece. I was in a black and white sentimentality, so even my eyes were melancholic enough to even deprive the sea of its magical blue and green colours. The night images are my favourite ones, cause I always see with my heart, although looking with my eyes, and I felt like a night insight in such a strong need to be able to escape, to find a boat and travel far into sea. My "SEE YOUR SEA'' is a painful reminder, that, although the sea is here, I am not able to travel, to sea my way out of the trappy land. A metaphor and melancholy, was my need and I want to know in your comments, if my work creates you feelings, ideas and thinkings, and if yes, which are they, cause this is the true need, to communicate with the visual language, that is photography.
Stathi Stathi, Erimos, Volos,Greece,2012.
So, see your sea and makes us all see how you see. A theme challenge will follow shortly after this first challenge and the calling will be on issues like nature, trees, flowers and city , but the most daring of these challenges will be the calling on imaging your feelings, like solitude, silence, lonitude, memory, regret and guilt.
As I use to say, if we could have the depictions of our feelings what would they look like ?
I want you all to be a part of this challenge, please pm your friends so as to participate, and well, have good visual inspirations.
Thank you for your time and interest, and
please participate on this First photography challenge.
See your sea, everybody !!!!