On which side of glasses are you on?
There are two people in every photograph. Said the great Ansel Adams.
And these two people are the photographer and the viewer.
Which, in other words, means that what is seen from behind the camera can be interpreted differently when seen from in front of the camera.
This is a very interesting thought.
One day I was walking on a hill, with a book in my hand, and appreciating the lovely colours of sunset through my glasses. And I wondered if there are two people in everything that I see!
Me on one side of my glasses and the world looking at me across my glasses. This is even more interesting. I thought it would be a good idea to see the things from both sides of my glasses.
So came out my camera. The above photograph was taken on a small hill in Pashan area of Pune, India.
As you may notice, I have bifocal reading glasses. Which means that there is a circular part of the glass on the lower side that has different nature. It helps you read things clearly. It also seems to have a different type of transparency. I am on my side of these glasses in the photograph. I don’t really see the frame or its colours. The reading part of the glass seems to hold the sun within its boundaries. A bright vision! Am I trying to read the Sun?
Then I go on the other side and rest my glasses on my book. It looks like the sun is going to see through my glasses to look at me. But the sun is not wearing the glasses as yet. This is very different. I am on the other side of myself and the sun is on my side but not exactly seeing like me. Maybe this is what is called a third person viewpoint.
Glasses, book and the Sun .
The three things that have impacted me the most and gave me a vision to see things with a different angle.
Teaching me to make the mundane richer as the photographer.