EXPOSING FOR PERMISSION
Recent conversations with friends and photographers have danced around allowing one's self to go outside social norms and cultural expectations both photographically and within the greater context of our everyday lives.
We have witnessed great strides in recent years with the rid of restrictions on same sex marriages. Hopefully such events will provide momentum toward the opening of minds and hearts to ethnic and women's issues that continue to deny those populations full personhood.
Most of my life I have been a you can't do that or do it that way - oh yeah, just watch me sort of gal. This stance has been hard on relationships and has required some softening and fine-tuning, but it grants permission to forge ahead in creative pursuits with the ability to slip between, jump over, or totally do away with the 5 top rules for achieving anything.
This image reminded me of this personal creative permission giving - how the more defined red rock reflections get caught up in and become rearranged by the movement of water washing over the tendrils of algae decomposing and feeding on what was once something else's idea of life into other forms, other iterations.
Yes, YOU can!
I love this blog Deborah. Being the same kind of gal I know how hard it is for women - let alone gay women like me - to make their own mark in their own way without feeling devalued by wider society. Developing and maintaining one's own vision is a tough ask - I love your expression of this through this photograph and the parallels you draw. Keep doing it your way!
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