Relationships between the photographer and their technical training in fields other than photography can often guide the eye to see meaning from a perspective lying outside of the typical photographic thinking. Rather than shade and light a photographer with a background in Economic Development might see a scence and construct a visual frame around the hands exchanging money or goods. A photographer with a background in Engineering may well close in on the vital link in a complex building structure. While the untrained viewer may not see anything other than the structure itself, the Engineers viewing the photo is likely to relate to the crucial bearing of the subject of the photo to the unity of the larger structure. Relationships between the photographer and their subject relie on tact background understandings that aren't always obvious to the subject or aren't always obvious to the photographer either. There is always the question of what past knowledge is guiding the photographer's eye. The real challenge or the relationship photographer is becoming intimately familiar with the foundations of visual understanding that provide the intuitive awareness brought to a photographic session.
I'm finding the business of photography full of relationships. I really love the feelings I have when I'm shooting weddings. Portrait photography feels different; it's much more intimately intrusive. When I shoot events sometimes I feel invisible. I've just now decided to explore these feelings of relationship in that they seem to arise spontaneously and frame the quality of the photographic engagement. It's difficult to write and reflect on these feelings in that I have to link the people, experiences of fleeting moments, and image outcomes. Somehow there's a link, an intuitive spark, that emerges during a shoot and tends to power the artistic construction of the situation.
Reaching for my reality of photographic relationships between the photographer and the subject.