Jigidi puzzle creators: Lia
Jigidi is a global Petri dish for human creativity. In a series of 3 entries, we’re setting out to explore some of this creativity as it comes to life in photography.
Some photos take us to both the mental and the physical place of the photographer, while others serve as inspiration. Letting us go to new areas of our own. And then there are the photographs that make us want to reach for our camera and share our own lens with the world.
In this series, we’re tuning in on 3 of our fellow puzzlers who grab their cameras and generously share their photographs on Jigidi for the rest of us to enjoy and exercise our cognitive skills with.
Now to the good stuff - meet: Lia
How did you get started with photography?
- I would have loved to be able to be a painter, as my father was. But I have no talent in that way. Taking photos, however, gives me a nice alternative. I did always take photos, but due to costs and the question: What do I do with them? I kept a low profile. When digital cameras became simple and payable, and I discovered Jigidi, I started making more photos. I then had a reason to make them.
What inspires you?
- It is mostly simple pictures of nature. Nature that I see during walks around. Plants, trees, cows, gardens, buildings...and in Spain the coast, sea, mountains, castles… No photoshopping, no big changing of the photos. What I see is what you get.
Why do you share your photographs on Jigidi?
- As I traveled to Spain and England in those years, I found it great to form a kind of story, to take the Jigidi friends with me, and show them what I found interesting or beautiful or remarkable.
Has posting photo’s on Jigidi brought you something?
- I don’t have most solvers or most followers and don’t care about not being the most popular or best. I am happy that (some) people like the pictures; follow me; sometimes encourage me; give comments, and with a circle of them, you build up a ‘jigidi family’. They are the reason I always have my camera with me and keep an open eye for items that could be fitting for posting. In this way, I have met – in life or mail or in comments – such lovely and nice persons, and I would not like to miss any of them. They enrichen my life, day by day. It is a real miss if one gets very ill / dies. There is, for instance, one lady from Australia that died, and I (and many others) will never forget her, although we never met her. Some just are ‘gone from Jigidi,’ and we don’t know why. Is the person ill, did something happen? It is a pity that often we will never know…
♥ If you’re curious to see through Lia's lens, you can visit her puzzle page.