Violin Profile 2

A photographic still life study of a well used and played now retired high school orchestra violin in profile.

A great photograph

is a full expression of what one feels

about what is being photographed

in the deepest sense, and is, thereby,

a true expression of what one feels

about life in its entirety.

                     Ansel Adams

They were given or presented to us on our first day of music class, most of them pristine and perfect in their protective cases or coverings. But that was soon to change being under the charge of teenage or child musicians. Once the pride of a adolescent musician, a high school band or orchestra, they are soon forgotten and relegated to a corner of a dusty warehouse to await their fate.  Each piece with their dents, bruises and worn off finishes; a story to tell, and if we’re lucky fond memories of forgotten music for us.  I’m pleased to anounce this image, “Violin Profile 2” is available at Fine Art America, along with the initial version “Violin Profile” overlaying old sheet music.

Important or not; I’ve always wondered what sort of genre as a photographer I fall under. I wouldn’t classify myself as a “street photographer,” although I love the work and sometimes venture out onto the streets. Either would I classify myself as a “studio still life photographer” since I haven’t used my lights in awhile and I do venture out looking for images. The Facebook group “Minimalist Photography(log in required),” the fine work presented there, the thoughtful comments and insights from other participants, along with the ongoing review of my work has helped me further define myself.  Any thoughts and/or comments on this topic are more then welcome.

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