Synergy - October 05, 2005

It's hackneyed non-speak if you happen to work in Corporate America. So much so people don't even say it anymore. But it's a great word.

After yesterdays post I was thinking a lot about the interaction between imagery and music. Or any sense and music. Or memory and music. The sights I saw when I was hiking were often gorgeous and sublime. But that doesn't come through in the photos I posted along side the main post yesterday. Partly that's because I'm not a nature photographer. I haven't invested much time in how to capture a wooded scene at just the right moment, in just the right light. I also am not skilled at the particular photoshop tricks that make a nature photograph gorgeous and sublime. It's not something that has ever interested me.

But another part of why some of the what I saw and felt in that forest didn't come through is that a lot of it came from the sound track that was playing in my head. And which I was listening to as I prepared those photographs. That music colored and textured what I was seeing, and thus, how I felt about it.

One of the things I used to do before I bought my camera was little pieces featuring music and moving video imagery. Not unlike Pablo Korona's piece. I'm wondering whether I might want to do something like that at some point...


NEWS MOVIES - The Ice Age is coming to an end, and the animals are delighting in the melting paradise that is their new world. Manny, Sid, and Diego quickly learn that the warming climate has one major drawback: a huge glacial dam is about to break, threatening the entire valley.

Posted by: clickandre on April 8, 2006 10:20 PM