I love photography and stories behind pictures, yet what moves me is idea being translated in each picture, mirrored by everyone who views it; it is long-lasting and its essence never fades. I found Adrian McDonald’s works on Instagram and dashed to his website a few hours ago. He is ‘the Philosophical Photographer’ and Jamaican.
I fall in love once in a while, and this time, it is the works of Adrian McDonald; you’ll see why.
It is an overwhelming feel to see the realness in photography after a series of editing. They say the best capture is taken unaware and unplanned. The viewer can tell the difference between a fake or forced smile and a real one, but it’s more appreciable when the viewer can tell what is real and recognize themselves with every photograph they see.
Memories, beauty, art, nature, abstract, landscape, there is so much in this world to be capture and appreciate. I think Adrian McDonald is doing perfectly that.
“I consider my self a philosophical photographer because of the purpose/nature of my work,” he said. “Photographing these children resonates perfectly with that idea, because for me every photo I take is like a ray of sunshine — it lights up my life as well as the lives of others who see them.”
Seeing all his photos on his social media platforms (satisfying my curiosity), I noticed there was a hint of warmness in every photograph. As disturbing as the mood of the subject or story in the photograph may appear, there is always that warmness to counter and calm the viewer.
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