Some would think that the most challenging aspect of photography would either be planning/capture or the processing of images. The most challenging part for me lately has been the naming.
Others prefer not to name their images and they are valid reasons not to do so. I’d learned early on that naming is what works for me. This process is quite personal as each names have personal meanings. They often indicate what I am feeling or seeing at a specific time and place in my life.
On the other hand, I do not always share the title as it may dominate or subvert the image – thus limiting the viewer’s capacity for personal interpretation and participation. Also presenting an image without the constraint of a title could open up the image to wider interpretations.
I personally would like to believe that a title provides another layer of meaning and Information that may not be obvious and hopefully open up a discussion about the piece.
Naming my work had always been easy to me as each name usually came to me during my edits and sometimes during the preparation of the capture. I haven’t had any luck. All I currently have is a file full of images with file numbers taunting me and raising my anxiety levels.
Titles are important to as it is another to express how I view the world which may not be obvious through the images themselves further emphasising my vision.
How do you feel about naming your images? In the meantime, here’s one of those images. Any title suggestions welcome.
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!!!