In today’s blog, it’s inspiring to sit, talk and listen to someone we meet who has great things to share. Mhar Villaester, an incredibly talented person, is passionate about himself not only as a photographer but a storyteller. Anchored by his believed that universal, mythic characters—archetypes—reside within the collective unconscious of people over the world. He says, “Archetypes represent fundamental human motifs of our experience as we evolve; consequentially, they evoke deep emotions.”
As we go on to a deep conversation, He showed his own magnificent shots of people expressing stories through his captured photos.
He mentioned, Photography is an art of story-telling. However, the fact behooves us that not all stories can be captured by a photograph and so as the truth that lies in a picture. What we see and perceive are influenced by our experience, our biases, cultural root, moral and socio-political stand. We knew that we cannot encapsulate the brevity and breath of a person or an event in one picture, but there is a gravity the pull us to weave a story; our own truth base in one single or series of a photograph.
He believes in the true meaning of Photography by expressing yourself and what you believe in. Being true to what you do best either in modeling, capturing, painting, etc. He added, it is the dichotomy of photography.
Is the photograph a visual expression of the photographer or a projection of the person viewing it? The clash of internal feeling and being is another enigma that makes a picture compelling.
As a tiny speck of dust in the cosmos. How about you, What story do want to tell? What story do you tell?
Whether you’re an OFW, a teacher, an engineer, an F and B professional, or a domestic helper, what story do you tell? What story do you want to tell?
I am so delighted that I met someone like Mhar who is truly passionate and affectionate in photography with people’s image and story. He is focused on his visions and aspirations in life to share his story with the world of Photography and stories. You can visit his own Facebook page called Archetype Images by Mhar Villaester for more great works and update from him. Surely, you’ll be delighted too.