While wandering off the straight-as-an-arrow dirt road in the Prairies, a clump of trees appeared, and through one showed the moon in the near complete darkness. The only other sounds besides my footsteps in the tall grass were crickets. From the fine art photography series, “Between.”
Moon at Night, Mood is Dark: Nightlandscape Photograph
Learning Fine Art Photography Being an artist/photographer starts not necessarily with a camera but by quietly observing all. Translating this creative vision to a photographic print will come later. Have a Voracious Eye Look at everything; have a voracious eye. Be open to all, and study (without leering), for example, how the man across from
Is There a “Snapchat Aesthetic”? Similar to the “snapshot” aesthetic that developed out the 60s, and influenced artists such as Garry Winogrand and Diane Arbus and many others, it’s important to review popular culture’s usage of current image making tools. In the sixties and seventies, easy to use cameras brought photography to the masses; today,
Flowers Fading in Morning Light: Father Project, New Photograph Taken in the kitchen, where there is a beautiful morning light, the flowers faded gradually, partially alive. This is from a new yet to be titled photographic project chronicling my father.
The art fair that improves each year, and is reasonable to navigate, AIPAD New York, mixes contemporary fine art photography with vintage work (although it’s getting more and more contemporary-based). Here are a few highlights that I came across, although there are many more. Don’t forget to look in the “bins” where other older Modern
A View of the World: Alec Soth, Songbook Its refreshing to see a Robert Frank-like view of the (American) world today: “staged” is not a term I think of when seeing Alec Soth, Songbook at Sean Kelly. Rather, it is a view of a gritty, sad, exuberant now. A roaming survey of specific places that seem
A Portrait, In Winter Light The winter light here is amazing: the window, in the mid-afternoon is the perfect spot. I love how the light falls on Cassandra’s face.
Lyrical Nightlandscapes at Twilight
“The Crit,” an Approach to Learning Fine Art Photography by Looking at Photographs Critically and Nurturing Creativity “The Crit” is a proven way of learning fine art photography. The basic approach is to critically look at an artist’s photographs one-on-one, give thoughtful feedback, and nurture their creative vision. This is mostly based on Yale University’s
Fine art photograph of mysterious trees at night, and glowing night landscape along the canal at New Hope, PA.