Strategic Partnership

[pe2-image src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-Ifo_mINex94/USFwSibBI4I/AAAAAAABAJo/OpY7qrjnqaM/s144-c/IMGP7352.jpg" href="https://picasaweb.google.com/102920063140431683002/February182013#5846077255083697026" caption="Strategic Partnership" type="image" alt="still life monochrome" thumb_crop="false" thumb_w="924" thumb_h="" pe2_single_image_size="w924" ] I was thinking about 2 questions which I often encounter on social media photo sites:

1) What is it? and 2)What does the title mean?

Nothing wrong with either of these questions I guess but they make me feel that people have too strong a sense of entitlement, they glanced at it and therefore have a right to demand an answer, the internet should be the equivalent of a little genie that can perform for you based on your whims. They are uncomfortable with mystery and perhaps are lazy to think or imagine. Perhaps this is the product of American entertainment which leaves little to the imagination and tends to have great big neon signs pointing at every major and minor detail lest you have to rely on subtlety or intuition. Photographs are visual stories-they are open to interpretation. I don't know-maybe it's the fault of our education system, Twinkies , or stuff the government puts in the water or a combination there of. I know both of the questions in and of themselves are fairly tame and innocent. It's just that I personally like a sense of mystery or abstraction. I don't like stories or art that is too obvious for it leaves me with nothing to engage with or add my impressions to. It sadden's me that our technology which is based mostly on binary math these days is so mind-numbingly absolute. The priests of this technology or "geeks" are equally banal in wanting everything to be neat and tidy so they can own it and control it enabling them to spit it back out with enhanced C++. So my answer to you is what do you think? In fact-do you think? If not try it-you might be amazed by the journey.  Don't eat the red pill...or was it the blue one?

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  • http://www.theminimalistphotographer.com/ Steve

    Agree with this Mark. All good art forces the viewer to do some of the work - it's a conversation. If the viewer doesn't have to do any work then the work is illustration (nothing against illustration but it is a different beast than art. 

    The purple pill is best.

  • bbluesman

    The other thing is that some of the titles kind of like private jokes-if you get it great, if not that's ok too. Like a joke-if you need to explain a title it's just not funny or meaningful any more.