Our client, Steven Russell, emailed us today to share a touching story about one of his recently sold images.
Photography is a form of art, where interpretation of an image can significantly vary from one person to another. When taking photos, photographers tend to have their own vision and feelings that accompany it.
For Steven, the shot he had taken was just another beautiful landscape photo, which it would have been for most people. For Chris and Michelle, however, this isn’t the case. The couple are about to receive their 43″ x 16″ panoramic photo of Beinn Eighe in the Highlands of Scotland, printed here at theprintspace. But to them, the picture means much more than just a beautiful landscape shot.
As it turns out, Michelle’s father tragically died in the exact same spot in an accident in 2009, and ever since the couple has been looking for a photo worthy of his memory. Michelle was delighted to have finally found a photo to commemorate her father.
“When I stood on the mountain that day, warmed my hands and dug out my camera, I never expected that the picture would find itself in a more profound place” said Steven. For him, the incidence embodies the whole reason of photography – not taking pictures for the love of cameras, gadgets or lenses, “but in the hope that it enriches the soul of someone, somewhere.”
There is much more to each photo than its look. There is a message behind it, which is visible only to certain people, who are capable of developing a special bond with an image close to their heart!
We are really happy for Chris and Michelle as well as for Steven. Thanks for sharing your story!