Most of what I write today has an image paired with it.
To not have an image with it is completely antithetical to the field I work in.
(Marketing, that would be marketing).
I even put an image in this post, and that’s kind of against my point.
The “kids today” are really into “image macros” and the cool juxtapositions. The words are saying one thing, the image is meant for another, but when you put them together…that’s magic.
Now this is the writer in me, because my designer friends and colleagues are awesome and they always will be, but I like to think of writing and what I do ( GET READY FOR THE NAIVETE) that writing helps people imagine rather than tell them what to do.
I want to insert a phrase like “don’t get me wrong” here, but I hate that phrase so I won’t do it. Instead, I’ll say that I like to create image-based art and like to even pair some of my writing with those “meme-like” pics to create image macros, but what about wonder?
It almost seems the easy way out sometimes, to take away people’s imaginations, to not let them think about what the words enough by supplying an image.
You know, add some stuff about thinking “new thoughts” and “dreaming big dreams” and “imagination.”
Put in a rant here about media and TV and how people don’t think for themselves, which is kinda what I’m saying I guess.
Find it in your head, not on the screen for once.