Words. They are everywhere. Spoken and unspoken. Words mean something different to different people. When I say “no” to my toddler son I am very clear about what I mean. On the other hand, to him, “no” means “yes, do whatever it is you are doing even more! Actually, add another inappropriate action as well!”. When someone says “rusty” to me, I get excited and think it must be beautiful. Show me the rust! To someone else, “rusty” might have a negative connotation, meaning dilapidated, junky, unworthy of notice or even dangerous. When someone hears that part of my work is photography, they assume that the websites are just a bunch of pretty pictures. Well, they are kind of right! But our websites are more than just pretty pictures.
Our team at The Transmogrifier loves words. All of our images have keywords and descriptions attached to them. We get to look at an image and come up with as many descriptive and informative words as possible. We pride ourselves on these words being accurate. Our team wants users to count on these words being accurate. Our goal is to not only provide inspiration to other creative people with our images, but also to inform others with our images, giving background and interesting information on each photo. With over 50,000 combined images on our Textures website and Imagery website…each with keywords and descriptions attached to them…well, that’s a lot of words.
Without words I wouldn’t be writing this, and you wouldn’t be reading this. You might even be wondering how many more words I’ll use to get to the end! Words can give us strength. Words can undermine our strength. Words can change our days. Words can change our lives. Words inform, educate, and entertain. Words incite emotions and encourage action.
I’ll use just a few more words to ask for your action. We are proud of the work we’ve built and the culture of quality and variety we are creating in our network of websites. We are humbled by the support and encouragement of our families. Now we need you to use your words and tell anyone and everyone you know about our work, the websites and this blog. Words are powerful. Word-of-mouth is influential. Please share yours. (377 words not including this word count!)
*Perhaps this was a borderline non-philosophical entry.