Blaine Hogan, a good friend of mine, asked me to contribute 100 freshly-minted words on “The Power Of A Moment” to his 100 Words Project. I wanted to share the entry here as well. You can find more about Blaine on his blog at blainehogan.com and connect with him on twitter.
A picture is really worth a thousand words, it’s cliche but true. What we see, what the camera captures has a profound effect on who we are. In that moment an image can wield such tremendous power to stir up emotions, to change events, to break our hearts, and to inspire us. Through those moments, we get a better understanding of the world and how we are influenced by it. No matter how you look at it emotions influence the very mechanisms of rational thinking. The power of a moment, in a visual culture, communicates to the heart to get to the head to bring about change.