Scene of silence

PhotographerJakub Pasierkiewicz
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryChatham, United Kingdom
Photo Date2015/2016
Technical InfoDigital photography
Entry Description

I called my project ‘Scene of silence’ to refer to characteristic void which accompany us while we watch a silent movie. Certainly, when looking at a photograph we cannot physically retrace any sounds, which quite often were an inseparable part of the captured moment. In this case, natural phenomena appear here muted and motionless, presenting only their visual potential. In a nutshell, photography is a still image. However, due to our imagination and previous experiences, these pictures can provide an external stimulus to senses and belie motion and indeed familiar sounds. As somebody said: ‘photography is like the art of frozen time… the ability to store emotions and feelings within a frame’.