Photography is the Only Language

I read this quote a while back and it has stayed with me. It is oh so true! I love to communicate in words, but my photographs allow me to communicate without words, in a way that anyone can understand. This begs the question,

“What do we want our photographs to communicate?”

Look at these photos from Flickr (

These photos were taken all over the world. And yet, we can understand them. We can draw inspiration, meaning, and emotion from them. They communicate.

This makes me think deeply about my photos, even just the simple snapshots of our daily life. What do they communicate? What do I want them to communicate? If they don’t communicate what I want them to, what could I do differently?

What about you?