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Lately I have been spending a lot of time trying to seek out stuff that really inspires me artistically while also trying to pin down the works/looks that I'm already inspired by.

Through all the mediums I can think of to create art it is Photography that I keep coming back to. That doesn't mean it's my favorite thing to make myself, but I love the concept that something as simple as taking a snapshot of time will ALWAYS be completely different from person to person, moment to moment.
Now yes, you can stage a photo, maybe a still life, and take a ton of photos that are exactly the same. What I'm talking about are the people who carry their camera around with them and capture life as it happens, planned/staged or not.

Aesthetically I tend to go for simple, clean compositions and great use of color and light.

And then a personal favorite photographer of mine, Elizabeth Weinberg:

As well as local photographer/official photographer for Bearracuda, Eric Nielson:

I'm finding that taking a moment to pin down what it is I find inspiring aesthetically helps me catalog it in my brain to use later. It also immediately starts to meld with/remind me of other things that also visually inspire me that I had forgotten about.

Date: 2010-02-08 09:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
These are nice photos. I am writing a paper about stupid people in positions of power who deny these kind of photography to be properly curated and exhibited. /sigh/

Do you reflect on these issues in writing?

Date: 2010-02-08 09:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Do I? Or Can I? (reflect on that issue)

Date: 2010-02-09 09:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I assume you can write about it :) But do you actually blog about it anywhere?

Date: 2010-02-09 09:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Not really. My opinion is if there is an audience than it deserves to be shown/curated.

And the only way to find out IF there is an audience is to show/curate a show. :)

Date: 2010-02-09 01:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
OMG I *LOVE* that picture of Steve. Kudos - Eric.

Date: 2010-02-15 02:21 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
check out a photographer named Helen Van Meene, she is amazingly inspiring in the same ways.


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