This is where you can learn what (en)Visionography is and how to create it.
This is where this concept originated and developed into an artistic philosophy and a photography style.
From here (en)Visionography spread out all over the world and became a new way of seeing and creating photography as an art form that renders the vision of the artist in light and shadows.
– noun –
The process of using reality as a tool for
translating one’s inner self and representation
of the world into an art object that can make
I’ve been talking about (en)Visionography for quite a few years now, too many to count. I’ve written a book, From Basics to Fine Art, where I’m talking about it quite extensively, among other things, I’ve made video tutorials where I am elaborating about it like for instance Creating (en)Visionography, I am teaching workshops about (en)Visionography all over the world, I’ve been writing about it in my blog posts and have published numerous articles in various publications, I’ve given lectures about it, I’m hosting a large community on Facebook that is dedicated to (en)Visionography, and generally it is a concept that stays with me almost all my waking moments.
(en)Visionography was embraced by many people, but it had its adventures too, as there were also those who tried to “poach” it. Unfortunately, some people think that whatever is available on the Internet or whatever ideas you share with them personally, they can just misappropriate, wrap up in a slightly different shell (i.e change the name slightly, translate it into a fancy language as Greek and then back to English to make it more difficult to trace) and present it as their own concept. What the guy who did that forgot was that I speak Greek and I know that “Orama” in Greek means Vision in English. True story. And the photographer in question was supposedly a friend at the time. I’ve seen this kind of things happening with different ideas I published, and unfortunately, it has happened with (en)Visionography more than once. It’s not the time to elaborate on this now, but if you’re interested to learn more about it, I’ve published a blog post about it some time ago that had gone quite viral: Inspiring from other photographers in the age of the Internet. How far can we go?
So since (en)Visionography had such a rich and tumultuous life, I think this is a good moment to make an extensive blog post about what (en)Visionography is, how I created this concept, what its goals and characteristics are and how it can inspire others to create photography that comes from their own vision and inner self.
With this article, I am answering to the many requests I received asking me to put everything in a more concise form, as a first impression of what (en)Visionography is, and, even if this is by no means a short or bullet-point-style article where you get your answers by reading the paragraph titles – actually you need to grab a cup of coffee and relax because you’ll have to do quite a bit of reading, I hope that what I write here will help those who need more insight into what (en)Visionography is, the information they are looking for, and together with the information, the inspiration they need for their work.
Of course, this is not going to be the last time I am talking about (en)Visionography and if you want to hear more about it and about black and white fine in photography or architectural photography all you have to do is subscribe to my website so you can receive my articles and free tutorials the moment they are created, together with other interesting offers like early access and discounts for my workshops or other photography products.
Before getting into more detail, if you want to join our (en)Visionography community on Facebook, with more than 15 k members, we would be happy to welcome you, your work and your creative self. You can find it at this link or by clicking on the image below and you’ll find there a lot of great work and inspiration, as well as a platform where you can share your own work and get exposure.