The german term „Lichtbildner“ gives the core description of a photographer.
The translation is „light builder“ or „light creator“ that brings us to the main issue. The light.
Without light there is nothing to photograph and nothing to see, nothing to perceive by vision.
The light creates the vision, the colors and the shapes and then the mind labels it if it can and classifies it.
So the picture or the label is never the original, its always only a „light creation“, an appearance defined by certain conditions but never the real object.
We are conditioned to confound appearances with the real. Because the real may frighten us and prevents to look into the matter deeply. We are rather easily reassured and eased with our labeling that reflects our conditioning. Which is not so bad at all, at least we survived with this strategy.
We hardly „see“ or perceive the real thing, the reality.
Mind labels and its pictures build our fantasized reality. That is why we suffer because we are not in the present, in the true perception of reality. There is only the present, the very moment of perception, past and future are fantasized phenomenas of the mind.
I think that ART is a convenient medium to extend our perception beyond labels and pictures. ART is pushing our fantasy through the walls of our limitations. The world of fairy tales that brighten children’s minds where everything is possible and the world of magic that frightens the hypocrites are opening to us with the perception of ART.
So here I come with gem-arts macro photography and present interpretations of minerals and gemstones in the hope that they might inspire you for the magic of nature and the mystery of perception that labels our reality to be fully aware of object and subject.
May true perception develop and insight of the true nature of phenomena occur.