Today I want to talk a bit about framing. Not about the process of putting a picture in a frame, but about taking an excerpt of one‘s surrounding and making a picture out of it. In photography, they way you do this determines the quality of your art. Together with pressing the shutter at the right time, of course. Photography is easy *1), you just need to get two things right. (more…)
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With apologies to William Gibson
Our brain seems hungry to find pattern in the chaos. It’s a functional principle I like to play with in an ongoing series. My brain in turn seeks out patterns in nature and makes me photograph them in a way both revealing to and demanding from the viewer. (more…)
What is a fetish? A substitute object for a prime desire.
Why is it important in the context of art? Art makes fetishes.
What is the relation between artist and fetish? Purveyor and victim.
How can an artist fall victim to fetishism?
By favoring materials and methods over expression.
Hear that, ye photographers!