When we speak of photography, we often focus on the tangible: the shutter speed, the aperture, the lighting. Yet, beneath the technicalities lies the intangible, the poetic heart of art. As photographers, we're not just capturing light; we're weaving stories, igniting emotions, and creating magic.
Delving into conceptual photography is akin to stepping into a vast universe of emotions, symbolism, and narrative. Unlike documentary-style captures that present reality as it stands, conceptual artistry gives photographers the freedom to construct their reality, to layer their visuals with metaphors, emotions, and profound depth. It’s a canvas where the artist’s vision and the world they perceive meld into striking visuals, beckoning viewers to not just see, but to feel and reflect.
Art is a journey of self-discovery, self-expression, and self-transformation. It's a spiritual expedition that delves deep into the caverns of our own psyche, leading us to the realization of our true nature and potential. As artists, we create not just to produce a piece of work but to understand and communicate the deepest parts of ourselves. We create to share a part of our soul with the world. In doing so, we find that art, in its most authentic form, is indeed poetry. It's the poetry of our existence, the lyric of our life's song, and the verse of our vibrant being.
What's truly distinctive about Lensbaby lenses, and the Velvet 56 in particular, is their ability to transcend the conventional and dive deep into the ethereal. The images produced have an otherworldly aura, blurring the lines between reality and fantasy. It's as if the Velvet 56 is the bridge to the subconscious, where the obscure and unusual morph into something breathtakingly beautiful. In a world obsessed with clarity, these lenses remind us of the beauty of imperfection, of the artistry in the blur.
Using a Lensbaby lens feels like an escapade into a realm of boundless imagination. It's a realm where 'strange' isn't just embraced but celebrated. With every shot, the Velvet 56 gives photographers the freedom to be authentic, to unleash their raw creativity without the fear of judgement. It's not merely about taking photographs; it's about crafting a unique narrative, a personal world that resonates with the deepest parts of our souls.
There's a poetic cadence in the dance between light and shadow, focus and blur that Lensbaby lenses offer. It's a symphony of artistic expression where every shot is an ode to creativity. For those who have experienced this, they know — using a Lensbaby lens is not just about capturing images. It's about capturing the very essence of poetry in visual form.
To all the photographers out there, let the Velvet 56 be your muse and your guide into the heart of artistic exploration. Let it inspire you to see beyond the obvious, to uncover the poetry lurking in every corner of our world.
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Sharon Covert resides in Tinton Falls, New Jersey. Brought up with a musical background, she taught piano lessons for over 20 years before studying and practicing photography as an art. Sharon has a strong focus on conceptual self-portraits and believes art has the power to heal. She is both enamored and inspired by fairytales, myths, folklore, nature, and all things magical. Sharon's self-portraiture combines anonymity, symbolism, surrealism, otherworldly elements, and pictorial qualities. She seeks to highlight the beauty in darkness. Like a page from a dark fairy tale in another world and time, Sharon aims to bring the viewer into her magical world. Sharon anonymously uses herself as the subject throughout her conceptual art to express her deepest darkest thoughts and secrets while transporting the viewer to the depths of her imagination. Sharon's work has been published and featured in numerous magazines and juried art exhibitions worldwide.Website Instagram