The personal website and portfolio of Bryan Riley Turner.
Photographs can take on a life of their own. I've always been intrigued in the idea of telling a story through the lens instead of just preserving an instant in time. Images rarely stop at just displaying the momentary thoughts and emotions of the captured subjects. They become a vehicle for whatever underlying subtext the artist has sniffed out and drawn forward, and of course, you, the viewer-participant, play an active role by your own particular experiences and worldview that influence perception. I enjoy what Vladmir Nabokov said in The Real Life of Sebastian Knight:
"It was but the echo of some possible truth, a timely reminder: don't be too certain of learning the past from the lips of the present... Remember that what you are told is really threefold: shaped by the teller, reshaped by the listener, concealed from both by the dead man of the tale."
Here's the deal: I'll be the teller, you be the listener, and let's pray there are no dead men involved. Let me know what you think.