About my personal view on photography
Photography in my opinion is one of the most subtle, varied and powerful forms of expression. The mis-conception may be that you, the photographer, is capturing a slice of life, encapsulating it for an eternity in the form of an image. True, this does happen, however, I believe that photography is more than that. Photography is a piece of the photographer’s self, his ambitions, thought process, likes and dislikes; his passions, goals, dreams, nightmares…the list can go on and on. Ultimately, photography is a cry to people, from someone about something. Its a non vocal artistry of communication, and yet its a personal journal-like record of our deepest secrets, hidden in plain sight. Photography to me is the epitome of an oxymoron wrapped in enigma and served with a glass of cold clarity. It is in this context that my photographs are taken. They are a cry to people about something from someone (me). It is my personal journal in which, through the images presented, I lace my truths, struggles, desires, fears, hopes, dreams, etc. and yet I wont say a word (for the exception of the little blurbs on the bottom of the photographs :). Through the eyes of a camera I hope to see, something I may not necessarily see at plain sight. And through the intent of my capture I hope to write pages of journal entries that I want people to know about, but only to those who are willing to read them.
And so, I present to you, to those who would but stop, look, and listen. The pages to my journal.
In your service,
Juan Castillo Jr.
- Preservation and Protection of Wildlife Through Photography (nikonusa.com)
- Reflections on Photography (thedabblist.typepad.com)
- 30 Stunning Examples of Animal Photography (beartales.me)