Graphic design and website design is my skill and passion – but as a consequence as a creative person with a questioning mind, I like to pick up on the details and the overviews of the subject matter. The creation of and manipulation of imagery is very special when it works. Could be a holiday snap, could be a close up of an insect every capture is a snapshot of history. The visual image is an ‘inspiration’.
Capturing that image focus of a subject at a certain time and place in a certain light and framing it in an interesting way at an interesting angle can be magical. The visual feedback can evoke reactions from people
The following is fundamental to art, design and creativity when it comes to photography…
A picture is worth a thousand words
This phrase emerged in the USA in the early part of the 20th century. It is widely attributed to Frederick R. Barnard, who published a piece commending the effectiveness of graphics in advertising with the title “One look is worth a thousand words” in 1921. Barnard claimed the source to be oriental by adding “so said a famous Japanese philosopher, and he was right”.
Printer’s Ink printed another form of the phrase in March 1927, this time suggesting a Chinese origin: “Chinese proverb. One picture is worth ten thousand words.”