Lend me your eyes; I promise to use them wisely, when a photographer creates an image its for the viewer to tell them something as photographers we had a duty of care to deliver on that promise.
Like the photographer the viewer is investing something in the process, their time emotions and feelings, it’s starting to sound like the photographer has to reward the viewer and deliver something that is pleasing, or entertaining or educational or all of the above and more.
Great photographer’s reward their viewers with stories that are told thought a lens and imprints that image to the viewer’s memory, sometimes it’s not what the photographer shows in the image, but what isn’t shown that why composition is one of a photographers most powerful tools.
It’s a case of less is more, to lead the viewer to a certain point, each viewer may get to a different point in the image each taking away something different, so the appeal for a photographer is being able connect at many levels with many people.
The age of the viewer will determine the how deep that connection is, are you getting a feeling there is a certain reasonability on the photographer, when they ask ”Lend Me Your Eyes” study some of your favorite images what are they telling you as the viewer.
So next time you ask someone to lend me your eyes, what are you going to say to them, the image I am posting with this piece I created with something relevant to the event surrounding this image, do you see it.
So until the next time you lend me your eyes, happy story telling
Regards Stephen Finkel