Sunday, September 6, 2009
Below - wait, above, are a series of Blackberry photos taken yesterday at Lido Beach on Long Island.
Candace recently asked what camera I used. Lately I use my BB. I had intended to buy a high end cannon and got distracted by electric guitars and amercan girl dolls, imported beer. I have a pocket Nikon with a zoom and I took it to the beach yesterday, but it stayed in the cooler all day.
All this got me thinking about what I photograph. I used to shoot subjects, then I started shooting colors, and then motion and now life's dance. Musical chairs. Slow dances, fox trots.
I have a constant struggle making photos not blurry - yo can see it here, above, where I attempt to freeze life ala Edward Steichen. My photos imitate painting sometimes, and this is was Steichen, Edward Weston, Ansel Adams all guarded against.
An anonymous comment I discovered recently stated that I had found "my niche" and that you could almost hear the "heavy breathing." I will not remove anonymous comments - good and bad and indifferent. I do want honesty...there are art blogs I stopped visiting on because I felt I was not being honest in my comments.
I consider this blog where I learn - my semi private laboratory where I meet others and share interests.
I recently had a new follower and I went to her profile and then viewed other blogs she follows. There are blogs for all interests and one genre I had not imagined involves lifestyle and personal fashion. There are women who document what they wore, bought, etc. Here are three examples - each with quality photography. I particularly like the photographs of vintage clothes for sale next to the antique frames.
I guess I am am rambling here. Sometime I must use models to avoid the pointed finger of heavy breathing, although that will remove the fast dance spontaneity in my candids.... models would photos of subjects, again. With colors and feigned motion.
Have a great Saturday...make art. Live it.