A Potency For Unknown ‘Knowns’

A Potency For Unknown ‘Knowns’
Image by DerrickT
For me personally, photography isn’t just "photography." It is quite earnestly more like Emotional Spaces.

74 thoughts on “A Potency For Unknown ‘Knowns’

  1. Friend of Faeries: Thank you. ๐Ÿ™‚

    LornaLou: Thank you for the comments! However, there’s much more than just "scissors" here. As mentioned, " don’t think of it as being what you think it may be, or don’t think it is…" …Try not to anyhow, even if the warped churns of insignificant improvisation feeds you into another realm. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Christi: Much love to you, as always! Truly!

  2. Many different interpretations unravel.

    It’s not dancing about architecture exactly, but it is perhaps sculpting about modern dance.

    Things that might otherwise be fragile seem very solid, though that is something photography can often achieve. Here it is accented, as much is accented, including some things that seem to have accents and quote marks but no corporeality. The punctuation makes them into statements nonetheless.

  3. Ricardo: Thank you for your lovely interpretive perceptions and insight of these images that boil over like a mad-forray of tea, although it will boil to a burning grogginess if one doesn’t pay it attention before that time comes. "Accented" and overly-natural if one really thinks beyond a/the "meaning."

    Benjamin Millar: I hope that Mother is much kinder than the one perceived in his short film, "The Grandmother"…If not, then I can see where it may have all begun. It really only begins with a "Boo!"…

    Thank you for stopping in. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Alternatively, random happenstance has given way to formal meditation upon the meaning beyond meaning and the realm of the famil(y)iar is standing in as an interpretation of its own untranslatability.

  5. Unless that "happenstance" becomes more-or-less the silk for burden, therefore one may be sweltered into a fit of stupefied opprobrium before it is all said and done! I suppose the "untranslatability" is detached in a way, like muscle torn from bone…

  6. Perhaps, or sutured so resolutely as to remove all semblance of its malleability – rendering it too intrinsic a part of the system to adequately address it from the imaginary space of ‘otherness’ (itself of course both mirage and enabler). Which is where the scissors would come in handy…

  7. Certainly not I!

    Therefore the "otherness" isn’t what it seems. Oh, just an ordinary person thrusted into an extraordinary situation is all. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Whoooo! I love the unpredictability intersecting with the significant!!!

    For me, the handle serves only to direct our attention – – we just have to take a look through that peephole!! And looky-here! I can’t be certain! She is partially obscured…. is she shedding her physical form? or hiding behind a mask?

    …or wait… it looks quite vaporous… it is not us, WE, whose vision is obscured, it is hers/SHE! Perhaps she’s blinded by love and ah, yes — she’s even attempting to adjust her halo only in shock to discover it’s missing! (minor panic sets in as she retraces her steps…)

    Oh, the possibilities are endless! Nothing is insignificant! A most complex, multilayered work of art Derrick!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Someone mentioned David Lynch and its sort of on key, he was a mad genious with talent that some viewed as odd or were too scared to understand it….and i think that’s great. not many people have that talent, but you come real close.
    It’s always great to see and read your perspectives—it opens my eyes a bit more everytime i visit ๐Ÿ™‚

    i like the idea of "emotional spaces" — it’s art.

  10. youve certainly achieved an ’emotional space’ in this one!
    in some way, it challenges the eyes beyond the regular challenge set up………..she might be flailing in horror as her body has been pushed into a large decanter….or moving back some, seperating her from the glass, she has a bright fog where her face ought to be.
    your point is beautifully translated here – almost shamanistic.
    wonderful work:)

  11. jot.de: Now you will be able to tell the forecast for your area for the next several days just by merely "thinking" about it. You should give it a try. Thank you, as always, for stopping in! ๐Ÿ™‚

    myrte: It could be a forewarning, you know? Or, perhaps there is good planning in such vigor that allows one to pursue other interests and ideas about it, although I rarely find it anywhere near being insincere, but more natural and dialectual. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Lateefa: How so? ๐Ÿ™‚

    Ann: Haha! "Nothing is significant" — right on! Your comments are always artistic in themselves, so I must clap for you always! Thanks and glad you like the outer-unsettled settlements of this! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Lou: Ah, you are so kind for the comments/praise and such!

    "she might be flailing in horror as her body has been pushed into a large decanter"

    That had me laughing! Love it. Thanks, as always!

    jallen dragonhide: *blink* …Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

    kucharo: Thank you!

    kagogo: Ha! Thank you and I am glad you like this, even though your words have been taken by the two sisters of Magicalism! ๐Ÿ™‚ …Much appreciation for your stopping in!

    Stellar: Yes, he still is a genius, and whether or not he is ‘mad’ is beside the point. I’ve never really found him to be anywhere near being "mad"…I think the one’s who are ‘mad’ are the one’s who just need a popcicle or something. Perhaps a candy bar or a slice of something lively to get them going in the right direction. But, then again, there’s a "veto" for some people’s perceptions of a particular madman, when indeed there’s nothing unrealistic about it. Did you ever see his short film collection? A definite must-see! Much, much, much appreciation for your kind words/praise!! Flattered beyond extremes! ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Thanks for sharing your brand of creativity in flickrland, Derrick. I love the long comments and conversations….with the exception of Original Ann and a couple of others, I think your generosity is unrivaled and very genuine.

  13. I would like to echo Richard Cody’s sentiments as articulated above. A not unpleasant sensation, this viewing–and the reaction it invokes.

    So I say…shine on, always, dearest Derrick!

  14. Ohh no, no, no! I said nothing is insignificant! (not nothing is significant)! This truly is a purposeful, meaningful composition!
    Clap-clap-clap-clappy-clap!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  15. possum4all: Thank you for being so kind and leaving such wonderful messages of praise and joy. My appreciation to you and to everyone is very intense. If only people would believe me when I say that people should send me their shipping addresses my way so that I can send gifts-galore! Thanks again! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Richard Cody: I guess I did something right then, eh? ๐Ÿ™‚ …Thanks for stopping in! You’re always welcome!

    Marianne: I will most certainly keep shining, my friend! I hope that you do the same. Thank you, thank you, as always! Deepest appreciation!

    kbozen: Thanks for the link and praise! I’ve always loved those surrealist generators!

    John: I don’t know. I could always ask them. ๐Ÿ™‚ …Thanks for stopping in!

    Ann: Oops, that’s what I meant! Typo-ville again, I see! Yes, of course…INsignificant! "IN"…’in’…INsignificant! That’s what I meant to type, so please forgive me! ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. If a head is not a head, as we know it, is it really, then, a head? And if a face is not a face as we know it, is it really, then, a face? And if an unknown ‘face’ filler exists across an unknown ‘head’ substitute is it really a full-fledged stand-in noggin?

    Well, is it ?

  17. Our perception of things changes with different states of mind. Can we change things with the power of our mind? I’m sure we can!
    Great work!

  18. A kindred spirit Derrick. The full spectrum grasp of that which is, can be and not, all at the same time.

    Question: is it possible to freeze time..? I guess paula has just answered my question. There are objective facts which we can’t undo. then there is the subjective element. we can make a difference as individuals if we dare to act.

  19. Ah ha , yes , actually that’s why everyone set their own limits on the belief record , i think , that’s why they cant send their addresses to you . hmmmmmmm … i’ve been thinking , may I ? . :)) . haha

    " It is quite earnestly more like Emotional Spaces. " , yes , i also think that way , though sometimes i got carried away too far from the beautiful purpose of catching and saving the emotional spaces , that’s why i really appreciate your pure thoughts and doing , needless to mention your heart and belief , always always so white . God . :)) i’m envious . that’s actually one (yes , one among many others ) of my thinking about you . ๐Ÿ™‚ , very nice ,always nice !

    And yes , my father said the same thing this afternoon , Dont think of its meaning by the way it looks like . something like that , i hope i didnt pull it to the wrong meaning way . So , to me , the scissor doesnt exist , just a burden in life and the girl’s the hidden mighty power that always occurs in your life and makes it more miserable
    and called bad luck , i think . ๐Ÿ˜€ ah ha . Really , your works , try to look for the composition , the sharpness , Bokeh or macro whatever , God , I cant find them very well , but , if letting the find fly and run like a child , there’s a whole world in them .

    ๐Ÿ™‚ oh , it’s actually a compliment come from my appreciation and respectation . lovely rainy day , SweetDerrick .

  20. scary! great!

    derrick, you have such a talent for seeing the abstract and extraordinary in the things surrounding you… ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. your mind is a veritable bouillabaisse of imagination…you’re gonna’ need your own Flickr West Wing dedicated to relativity, abstraction and interpretive epistemological idealism…that’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it!

  22. Oh my. I need to ponder this. Right off I can say I love the DoF. It’s telling me many stories and I need to sort them out…

  23. mm if i knew how to write better english….
    i could say so many things i think about your pics.. =(

    sorry for my english xD

    i love to see your pics =)



  24. Thanks, thanks, thanks to all of you!! Deep appreciation as always!!

    Thao: Yes, go ahead and send it. Thank you, as always, my friend! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Naty: No worries! Your "presence" is just as special, and your english isn’t bad! ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. Goodness, all these comments. Normally I read all comments, but I confess I didn’t here, so a humble beg for forgiveness if I’ve missed some crucial exchange in the dialogue that followed the posting of this… ah, unusual image.
    It took a cup of coffee for me to work it out.

  26. "For me personally, photograph isn’t just "photography." It is quite earnestly more like Emotional Spaces."…………… what words……….. soo deep.. love them ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. whoa, leaves quite a bit of room for interpretation huh? This reminds me of something, but i just can’t seem to put my finger on it…some subconscious realisation…hum. Very surreal, I love it. Your entire photostream is very inspiring, hope to see a lot more ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. Caia, yes, I suppose it definitely leaves one with a "Huh?"…of course, being that they don’t have a "perception" of it in their own mind versus people who immediately imagine/think of their perception with hesitation!

    Were you ever reminded of that ‘something’ you couldn’t put your finger on? ๐Ÿ™‚

    And a huge Thank You for your graciously wondrous comments/praise! Mucho appreciation! ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. Oh, really?

    Did it have a big head with oval eyes? Did it have a big grin on its face?

    I would have told it to leave. They are always up to no good, you know? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  30. Indeed, Mark! …and who is really a photographer? Who really wants to be a photographer? Or, perhaps I should change "photographer" to "artist."

    One doesn’t become an artist —

    you just are.

    Thanks, as always, Mark!

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