Authentic Duality

Tom and I are birthing a mutual creative endeavor which we named moTom.  At its core the concept is about balance, symmetry, and reflection. We share a mutual goal to create something that expresses symmetry in unexpected ways. I think of it as something that is in harmony with itself and it’s surroundings.  I call it an authentic duality. Tom refers to it as a reflective duality.

Tom and I approach photography differently. It is important for us not to succumb to the influence of the other’s photographic style. I like the surprise element, the not so perfect perfection, and I do not object to using photoshop filters and effects in my photographs.

Taken by Marylia (Mo) Garcia 12/19/13 at sunrise d700, manual mode, 28-200 mm, auto iso, lightroom adjustments applied
Taken by Marylia (Mo) Garcia 12/19/13 at sunrise d700, manual mode, 28-200 mm, auto iso, lightroom adjustments applied

Tom sets goals for his photography to be “as shot” with minimal or no photoshop adjustments. Tom brings his architectural training to his compositions.  For me it’s all about the decisive moment, for Tom it’s the structure, elements and composition.  We are going to have fun with this.

The moTom venture  will continue to move forward and I look forward to watching the gallery grow. I am excited to see what moTom will develop.

There is a certain intriguing quality in this type of image which can be  connected to a deeper philosophic message should you wish to explore that sort of thing. Perhaps the answer lies in asking the right question, as it does in all things. Are you living in the reflection or in the reality? These images reveal that sometimes it can be difficult to differentiate between the reality of the scene and its reflection. Being of a mystical mindset, I immediately philosophize this and apply these thoughts to how I am living my life.  I want to experience life from my own unique perception of reality, not someone else’s version of reality.

Our photography is all about our version of reality however far it allows us to bend it.

Geometry
Photo taken by Marylia Garcia of Pixlexia.com of the Tampa Museum of Art located on the grounds of the Curtis Hixon Water Font Park in Downtown Tampa. Photos taken on  December 2013. Equipment used: Nikon D700 28-200 mm lens iso200 auto wb manual mode

Authentic Duplicity, equal on both sides, can be flipped horizontally or vertically, and retain its integrity.  A complex geometry resulting in a simple expression.

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Photo taken by Marylia Garcia of Pixlexia.com of Beer Can buildingt located on the grounds of the Curtis Hixon Water Font Park in Downtown Tampa. Photos taken on December 2013. Equipment used: Nikon D700 28-200 mm lens iso200 auto wb manual mode

more to come . . . soon!

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