Sunday, August 8, 2010

Evaluating One's Work and Purpose

Every now and then, it is a good thing to reevaluate what you are doing and why? That is where I am today. At least once a year it is a good idea to read your camera's manual. Surprisingly, information that might have been overlooked previously surfaces. The same is true of your work. Sometimes one can be renewed by asking pertinent questions like:

Why did I start doing still life images? What is their purpose? What do I want to say? How can I say it?

Each image is unique. Each has a message. The images also expose the artist-photographer. Where the photographer (or artist) is emotionally is revealed.

Lately I want to step it express myself more. Creating these photographic paintings is not merely a matter of camera, lights, action. There is something within each image saying something--crying out and sometimes even screaming. So when someone thinks anyone can do that, they had better think again. Not so easy to make a statement as well as a pleasant, or... not so pleasant, image.

Suggestion: Think about what you want to say with your photography. Plan out the image. Then, go for it.

The same is true for landscapes and portraits. A part of you goes into every image. That is the "magic." You are the "magic." You make it happen.

1 comment:

Light and Voices said...

When a photograph is minus a soul, it certainly can not speak. Your work always has a message.