The Work Itself
This is a required visual assignment. It is difficulty public rating is three stars. The instructions are to “take/find a picture of a couple who are obviously in love. Use the picture to tell a story. Give the story some background and maybe even create a dialogue between the two or tell the story from each point of view. Just give it some detail and create a background to your photo! It can be a true story or a completely made up one, just have fun with it!” I used an original and edited image. The original image I took from google.
The Story Behind The Story
Love does not have a singular meaning or definition. Love can mean romance, protection, comfort, etc. Today’s culture perceives love as merely sexual and sometimes shallow. However I believe love is eternal and is just as much friendship as it is a significant relationship. This elderly couple have been married for 50 years. Every morning they take a walk around the neighborhood. Today is their 50th anniversary of their marriage. To celebrate they invited family and friends over for lunch and dinner. However they wanted the morning to themselves so they can walk. While they walk they do not talk to each other, they simply observe the world around them and hold each other tight. I am thankful that I have wonderful parents and a wonderful loving family. I chose this picture because my parents like to take walks together so it made me think of their relationship and how special it is. To me this elderly couple is the perfect representation of love. Love is not flashy or glamorous, the simplicity of love is special.
The Process, Narrated
I got this image from google. I kept the original as is, but I edited the same image through PIXLR Express. I changed the color hue and created a border to sharpen the elderly couple. I also enhanced the quality of image in terms of pixels. The four pictures on the side are from google images. I pasted them into the edited image and cropped them to fit inside the border. The small pictures are of a family and a younger couple who I pretend are the same people as the elderly couple. This illustrates the cycle of life and how long they have been together, they were young and then had kids and now are grandparents.