Is this violin image a new photograph? An easy question, but not necessarily a easy answer. There is a specific time and place where a image is captured and in this case this violin was captured to a digital file a few years ago. At that point the photograph exists, but the work is far from done; if it ever is. There is cropping to be applied, there are adjustments to be made, corrections to be done, and special effects to be added; all to match my personal vision. But time moves on; you are inspired by other pieces of work, your ideas differ, you favor new techniques and of course the marketplace changes. So back to the image you go; you rework it, you re-purpose it. Therefore the time span from making a image, to completing the image doesn’t matter and may constantly change. It is a new photograph every time you work or rework it.
Another image taken while walking the dogs. At first I didn’t see the honey bee hard at work, but when I did I knew I had the shot. Enjoy the image and please feel free to comment and/or share it across the social media universe.
I bought my first photo book just out of grade thirteen, and my bookshelves are filled with them. I then discovered art postcards of all the works I liked and collected them. I liked looking at other photography, with a special fondness of the greats: Callahan, Stieglitz, Weston, Strand, Evans, Penn, etc. I then discovered other art forms to appreciate with a bend towards the Impressionists, O’Keeffe, Carr, Group of Seven, Van Gogh, etc. All artists should look at, find inspiration from, and study visual works from the “greats;” it only makes you better. Now I’ve found a relatively new social media platform called ArtStack to electronically collect my favorite images, and was quite amazed at the amount of artwork already stacked there. Join me there to explore, to share our work, to share what we each like, what we collect, and share what influences us: http://bit.ly/1GCKH5k
Found this flower, a Purple Onion while Audrey and I took a walk with the dogs this morning in Schomberg. Audrey of course plays a pivotal role by holding the leashes while I go lumbering off to another photographic opportunity.
Been relatively busy the past few days. Bought a new 3 gig hard drive to archive and sort all my images and what a job that has been. On one hand it’s great to see digital images from 2006 and scanned images from beforehand, but on the other hand my “previous” file storage was horrendous. and I have to create a new system. Any Ideas?