Textures speak to that deeper part of us that reacts and wakes up to sounds, touch, color, light and shadow. No words needed. Words can describe, explain, interpret, justify, but the emotional connection is already there.
Running my hand across the bark of tree trunks as I find my way into the forest, my eyes closed.
Touching a skin that trembles and comes alive like a fire finally bursting from under the firewood.
The pure pleasure of watching the endless ripples of raindrops in a pond on a summer evening.
A lot of my memories are not so much amount how things looked or what I thought about them. It’s how they felt.
How they felt when touched, how they felt on my skin, their emotional imprint.
For this week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge, led by Jude from Cornwall in Colors, I chose a few photos in black and white. I find that restricting the means of expression (in this case, removing color) helps bring out that emotional core of compositions that focus on textures.