|Window at Le Gras by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce (worlds first photograph)|
To me a photograph is simply two things.
1. It is a moment captured in time.
- The first permanent photograph was taken in 1826 by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce. It was entitled "Window at Le Gras". It was an eight hour exposure and the first image to record a moment in time. It isn't much to look at but it revolutionized media.
2. It is the photographer's (artists) interpretation of that captured moment.
- Each photographer sees the world differently. There are certain colors, angles, and perspectives that catch the eye of the photographer. How he or she chooses to record an image is distinctly unique to that individual.
This is why it is vital to a photographer to discover how they see and what it is that drives them to produce images. Once this is discovered their own unique style will begin to flourish.
What does a photograph mean to you?