Extraordinarily happy to see ‘Almost There‘ featured in uyw / Unless you will | Issue #22 – edited by artist/photographer Heidi Romano – alongside great work by Jeremy Dyer, Li Hui, Chris Round and Jon Horvath.
Unless you will, curated and founded by photographer/designer/artist Heidi Romano, is an online journal that showcases a vision within photo-based art. Her goal is to bring together a collection of notable photographers from around the world and present their work.
Sometimes a photo can evoke high feelings of emotion or nostalgia and in a roundabout way it becomes a means of expressing ourselves as photographers. UYW strives to showcase photographers who add layers of meaning and capture these feelings. Their images are a happiness measurement, they give us pleasure, rekindle a memory, or trigger other emotions of their own. Our aim is to showcase these talented artists without too many frills, who work with the notions of play, honesty and craftsmanship.
Group hugs all round. UYW would not have happened without all artists involvement.
Introduction for UYW Issue #22 by Heidi Romano:
Taking an image and freezing a moment, reveals just how rich our reality is. “Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it” – as Confucius noted.
I have been researching contemporary photography for a little while now, and I never seem to tire when I discover beauty. And this is the question. What is beauty? I am sure this must be one of the most asked questions in philosophy. Plato looked for it, Aristotle searched for it, and who am I to tell you what beauty is? Looking back through history I have noticed it changes and shifts, but some sense of a similar attitude to beauty remains.
In this little space here I can not tell you what beauty is, other then that beauty is a personal aesthetic which is informed by ones cultural heritage, personal history and experience. It doesn’t sound like much, but all added up, it might make us notice, or think about beauty in a different way. Beauty for me is a sense, a feeling, like stepping into the images, becoming part of them, enjoying the moment – taking that image.