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If I hear of one more person proclaiming themselves an artist I'm going to throw a camera at something...maybe that would be performance art, making me an "artist!" A local Long Beach City College photo teacher and "artist'' recently caused a stir in the local Vietnamese community, his own by the way, with a photograph he displayed in an exhibition. The resulting furor over the content of his photograph distressed his father so, that he asked his son to remove it.
Here's the "artist" part....the teacher couldn't decide whether to comfort his aged father or "be true to his art as an artist" and leave it up. He left it up. Please, taking down a photograph of a girl in a t-shirt with a red star isn't going to have him booted out of the artist guild that he nominated himself in anyway! Someone please pass me a camera...
The above photos are from my Blue period, hey Picasso had one......
Sunday, September 12, 2010
As I spent some time on a lazy Saturday watching the Hurley Pro on the internet I was shaken from my complacency by some catch words heard in the commentary. I thought I was listening to a Rhythmic Gymnastics competition where everyone was trying to do a set of required tricks. What struck me was that every surfer was trying to do the exact same moves. If you had a better scored wave you just did bigger tricks.
But what really woke me up was the comment, that prior to the spread of surf videos, South Africans had their own (as if this was bad) style, and now thankfully from watching videos, they surf like everyone else in the world. Oh and the Brazilian's too.. What happened to surfing for fun's sake and individuality?
What's next the Olympics and the Compulsory Program on day 1 followed by the Short Program and then Pairs? Can't wait to see the costumes.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Two weeks in the Adirondack and the camera never left the bag.
Not that there isn't anything worth being temporarily turned into 1's and 0's on a flash card but it was just another of " I've seen it done already."
Thankfully at the Lake's annual Breakfast Walk where all the residents get together once a year to see who's still here and who's doing what or whom, that I met a lovely women named Sue. Sue was visiting a camp with her family and was introduced as a photographer. We talked about her photography and looked at the back of her point and shoot at some photos and then she ran off to photograph the Bag Piper that plays on the knoll each Breakfast Walk.
Our meeting got me thinking about some images that might be interesting and I even got in the car left and the lake in search of a picture. But it wasn't until Sue's 75th birthday diner and a photo session on the lake photographing two antique Chris Crafts, with only her point and shoot for both of us, that the preverbal light bulb went off. Looking at the images after dinner I saw beautiful abstracts she had shot on the lake and at her camp that made me see this lake in a new way.
Sometimes it's nice to see the world through someone else's eye's or the back of their point and shoot!
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