On reality and intensity

"The object of art is not to reproduce reality, but to create a reality of the same intensity." - Alberto Giacometti

“The object of art is not to reproduce reality, but to create a reality of the same intensity.” – Alberto Giacometti

When imagination and emotion are kept under lock and key for want of an appropriate medium of expression, all of that energy has to go somewhere. For the photographer, it is the camera that becomes the means by which he can channel his soul to the world, generating from pure thought and memory the pixels, ink and negatives that create the visual translation of what is otherwise inexpressible.

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