WHY SANDERS THREE?
The Latin phrase “omne trium perfectum” is the saying that emphasizes everything coming in three’s as perfection. Triads of all kinds allude to founding pieces of civilization and culture – the divine Trinity, Primary colors, Pi, Rafael’s Three Graces, the Magi, Aquinas, Kant, and Hegel’s trichotomies – just to name a few. Infamously, threes are used to divide writing and art into rules of third where points of interest and appealing tension are focused and emphasized. Three speaks to wholeness. Life is often summed as “birth, life, death” and “beginning, middle, end.” Our moments in time are encapsulated as “past, present, and future.” (I am also the third child of four, so this little number holds a piece of my identity.)
In its purest form, stories curated in images can communicate truths about life in a way only the fiercest of poets could hope to match. Photography, as an art form, is a form of expression meant to capture self-expression. Photography will speak to your story, the fairytale, the tragedy, the comedy, – all of it. Sometimes all at once. That’s the part where people say an image goes beyond words.