With the impending Valentine’s holiday looming this week, it may be a good time to explore the nature of love. Think about and complete this sentence: “Love is …” Then capture that in a photograph.
Here are the boundaries: no pictures of people, or parts of people; no pictures of pictures of people. Don’t scratch a heart into a tree and call it love. We can consider the Biblical directive:
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” (I Corinthians 13:4-7)
How would you photograph “patient”? “Kind”?
Take a few moments. Define the nature of love to you. Then look for the visual that best captures those characteristics.