Tobias M Schiel has joined Paula’s Thursday Special as a guest challenger. What a challenge he has presented.
“In my eyes the concept of organized noise begs the question of its applicability to pictures. Photography is known to record ‘noise’ in capturing the old, the broken, the decrepit – the sights someone might not like subjectively. The medium appears to lend itself to this aesthetic choice, and it has been keenly criticized for it.”
I’m finding it very hard to decipher the meaning of “Organized Noise” in photography, so I am presenting 3 different images for this challenge. Maybe I am way off the mark, but it has certainly made me try to think outside the square of my usual contributions to these photo challenges.
First I am looking for something old, broken and decrepit.
This is the original photo and I have cropped it hard to just include the disintegrating beams and the crumbling sandstone. Adding a dry brush affect to give the stones more definition.
Can you see the small bird on the old corrugated roof?
Tobias gives us another possible way of looking at this challenge
“Find a rhythm: Straight horizontal or vertical frame-to-frame lines can convey such a sense.”
Now this image only has a few straight lines, but I think the contours create a rhythm. The organized noise would be the sound of feet running up and down and the chattering of students discussing their classes. This is inside the amazing UTS Frank Gehry building in Sydney. (Take a look at it here)
Finally Jack suggested this interpretation of noise in photos.
“Image noise is random (not present in the object imaged) variation of brightness or color information in images, and is usually an aspect of electronic noise. It can be produced by the sensor and circuitry of a scanner or digital camera.” (Wikipedia)
This is not technically a very good photo as it is very “noisy”. But is it organized noise? I think it is as it was created for a special purpose.
So what is your interpretation of this interesting challenge?
Go over to either Tobias’s blog to see his interesting “organized noise” images, or head to Paula’s site to see how other bloggers have interpreted this challenge