I had the pleasure of interviewing a fantastic lady whose writing I enjoy reading. For those of you who are not familiar with her, Rosie is a deaf indigenous Australian.
She kindly provided me with the permission to use her photo. It was not until I audited my previous images to add image descriptions that I realized I now have the confidence to describe Rosie in a way that does justice to her.
We are looking at a square image of Rosie Malezar. She is centered in the middle of the image, taking up roughly 70 percent of the space.
This picture was taken inside a room. There is a secondary light source outside the image illuminating the background from left to right. The secondary light starts brightly from our left and dissolves slowly to a barely illuminated background on our right.
There is another light source, a primary light source, that is focused on Rosie. This light source appears to be outside the image as well, as if it was behind us, maybe above us slightly to our right.
The use of the primary light source features Rosie as the focus point of the image whereas the use of the secondary light source decreases the focus from the background.
Rosie is looking straight at us. Starting from the top of the image, she is wearing a dark bandana with a distinctive pattern around the crown of her head.
Rosie is not displaying any type of facial expression, just a simple look devoid of any emotions or thought. Her eyes are centered in the middle of the image and highlighted with eye shadow that brings out her eyes.
In addition to the bandana, she is wearing a pair of earings, and a necklace.
End of image description.
I have to admit while it is easy to keep the image description simple as I just did, it was also hard to prevent myself from taking it further.
There’s a fine line between describing an image and crafting a point of view. That’s part of the challenge with image descriptions. Whether it is intentional or not, the fact that her face is devoid of facial expression does not stop my mind from wondering if there’s more to it.
I do hope this image description does Rosie justice. I don’t even want to provide you with a point of view in regards to her posture. I rather you read her book, discover her life story, and use that to fill in the blanks inside your mind. By doing so, you might understand why I refrain from crafting a point of view.
About my image descriptions.
My image descriptions on these pages are available under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. Please note that you must contact Rosie Malezar for permission to use her image as I do not have the authority to do so.
If you enjoyed my image description, please leave a comment and let me know. If not, let me know why so I can make your reading experience more enjoyable.