I created this series entitled ‘The Power Within’ to reflect both the positive and negative impact the mind can have on our emotions. In the case of this series the overarching emotion is fear. For me the fear expressed within these images is a fear of butterflies which stems from a childhood prank that triggered my fear despite my finding them to be magnificent creatures.
In the first of the series entitled ‘The Fear Within’ you see me trapped inside a box crawling with ivy which represents the claustrophobic and constrictive nature of fear. The image is purposefully dark and desaturated of colour to demonstrate how powerful fear can be at disarming our rationale mind. The nakedness represents our vulnerability in the face of fear.
The second image (bottom left) entitled ‘Fight The Fear’ represents the struggle between fear and reality and a personal battle to overcome a powerful negative emotion. The appearance of one purple butterfly represents courage and the need to be brave and face our fears head on.
In the final image (bottom right) entitled ‘The Power Within’ is a symbolic representation to our personal strength and power to conquer fear and find inner peace.
The quote I find appropriate to accompany this series is this one: “Fear is not the enemy you are facing; it is the fear that exists in you. To fight yourself is the most difficult thing. In order to overcome the fear; you have to overcome yourself first. Fear cannot be defined academically, because fear comes from the mind. So if you control your mind well, then you will overcome and beat the fear.” ~ Buddhist Monk
Snow at the shore is extra beautiful! Left my big camera at home so thank goodness for my iPhone! ETA- feel free to suggest names for this one.
8 8312:32 PM Dec 22, 2017
Wonderful holiday fun from extraordinarily gifted crew at Imaginary Lines for Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. Check out more of their impressive campaigns at Workbook!
8 11212:22 AM Dec 21, 2017
Thanks so much @sec4p for selecting and sharing my work. It's truly an honor to have two images in your Open exhibition. #pamkormanphotography
14 1033:28 PM Dec 20, 2017
I am truly honored to have this image, 4 AM, chosen as part of @sec4p Open exhibition. Sometimes my crazy early wake ups pay off! For me, there is something both epically lonely and freeing to this time of the morning. #pamkormanphotography
Thank you so much @photoplacegallery and juror @kat_kiernan for choosing two of my images to be part of the Creative Process exhibition. I am truly honored to have my images shown with such an amazingly talented group of artists including my good friend @jenkiaba.
Both of these images are from my ongoing series The Ways You Will Go which is my visual exploration of the life lessons I hope to send my children off with as they venture out into this world. You can see more of the series at
The exhibition runs all month, so please check it out if you are in the area.
How about a little BTS today? This is the image I am currently working on. The lantern was $2 at a yard sale. The skirt and top were $15 off Etsy. I shot the image on a shaded deck using blow up kiddie pool. I darkened the water with a black table cloth and used a bed sheet as a back drop. Sometimes it takes a bit of ingenuity but you can really create the set up for great images just using stuff you have at home or that you source inexpensively. 😁 Final version of the image coming soon! Hit me with any questions you have in the comments. #pamkormanphotography
4 1005:50 PM Oct 16, 2017
Because there are weeks that this is what it took to get to Friday!! 😁 Here's to the weekend. May it be a fantastic one! #pamkormanphotography
10 1063:37 PM Oct 13, 2017
Smalldog Imageworks is a creative force behind many projects like this one with photographer David Stuart for Shaw Carpets. He brings high-end retouching and compositing skills to every job and the result is nothing short of perfection! You can see more projects at Workbook.com
TITLE: Fountain of Youth
Happy international coffee day! I've had this idea for a long long time. I shot all the different elements over the last few months and I've been slowly putting it together. Cool things:
Stir-stick bulrushes and coffee filter butterflies
Larger version on facebook if you want to see all the details.
Where the sidewalk ends.
This might be considered a failed attempt. I had an idea to make a "real-life " version of Shel Silverstein's title image. This proved much harder than I thought. Which now makes sense to me. It would never truly look real because...it's an impossible image. Even so, this image barely resembles what was in my head. This happens a lot, but that's ok. I can add a few new tools to my toolbox for the next project. #shelsilverstein remains an amazing and inspiring voice #wherethesidewalkends
Today I am sharing the newest image, See No Evil, from my photography series The Ways You Will Go. If you are not familiar with this series, it is my visual exploration of the life lessons I want to my children to take with them as they journey forward in their lives. Link to the full series is in my bio.
See No Evil is my, albeit limited, attempt to explore and capture the emotions and the turmoil I have experienced since Charlottesville. My hope is that this image will stand as a reminder to my children that evil only wins when we choose to turn away.
With each image in this series, I attempt to put into words a bit about my views on what I hope my children will take with them from each image. Below are my thoughts on See No Evil.
Through the recent events in our country, I have been moved to consider what happens when good people choose to close their eyes to hatred, bigotry, and racism. To think about how ignoring evil can lead us to repeat the sins of our past. There is an inherent danger in choosing only to see beauty…to choose to overlook the darkness. We cannot…we must not allow ourselves to cover our eyes. We must look at evil. Inspect it. Study it. Recognize it. Name it. And, then ultimately take its power away.
This image, See No Evil, is my personal totem in this fight. My reminder that for good and beauty to triumph we must open our eyes, let our past serve as enduring lessons and move bravely forward with acceptance, respect, and celebration of both our similarities and our differences. #pamkormanphotography#thewaysyouwillgo
14 13212:51 PM Aug 23, 2017
I thought it was time to get in on all this fun! Seriously, I can't believe how simple this was. Honestly! Cause I am super techno-challenged. 😁 #pamkormanphotography
Thanks to @brookeshaden 15-Day Challenge I am finding new inspiration and focus. Created for Day 2 of the challenge, I am excited to add this image to my The Ways You Will Go series. This image is still untitled so please share suggestions in the comments. I would love your help since titles are not my strong suit. 😁 Link to the full series in my bio #pamkormanphotography#contentcreationchallenge
18 1324:13 PM Aug 7, 2017
My first attempt at long exposure and my image from @brookeshaden 15-day challenge. I am so inspired by the e-book Brooke created as part of the Challenge. This was just what I needed to get my creativity juiced! There is still time to join in. Link is in Brooke's bio. #pamkormanphotography#contentcreationchallenge
11 1081:00 PM Aug 3, 2017
Deeper than expected
I started reading #NeilGaiman this past weekend and since then I have been totally immersed in fantasy worlds. I love it. I love the possibilities of portals, wizards, dreamworlds etc. That said, I do need to get my feet on the ground and still function in reality. This reality.