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January 8, 2007

Working Ideas

Filed under: Uncategorized — chantal @ 12:46 pm

Just ignore this…..This is purely for my own benefit. I get ideas, I write them down, I forget where I write them, or lose the paper/notebook….always something. A few ideas popped into my head today, some things I’d like to write about in the near future, so I’m just posting them here as a reminder. If you want to add anything feel free…..

1) what is Art exactly and how subjective does it really have to be? Is something “Art” just because the artist says it is? If I take a picture of a pile of poo is it art? Sometimes poo is just poo.

2) Words with pictures~~~Some pictures stand on their own, some require some sort of explanation….or do they? Is it the photograph, or the photographer?

3) when is a project finished?

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4 Comments »

  1. “Words with pictures~~~Some pictures stand on their own, some require some sort of explanation….or do they? Is it the photograph, or the photographer?”

    A comparison…
    A song with lyrics is still a creative work of art even without the words, but the lyricist’s text can change how the melody is interpreted by the listener.

    The melody has validity without the text, and could have a different validity with.

    “when is a project finished?”

    Only when no one is left to view/listen to it!

    Comment by Andy Smith — January 8, 2007 @ 7:41 pm | Reply

  2. Oooh I love the music comparison….and I totally agree.

    There are certainly images that are strong all on their own…but doesn’t the impact increase if there is a compelling story along with it? For me, it just feels like it completes the experience.

    But then, that also depends on the type of photograph. A still-life of a bowl of fruit wouldn’t have as much of a back-story as say, a mother holding three hungry children.

    Interesting, nonetheless….

    Comment by Chantal — January 9, 2007 @ 10:53 am | Reply

  3. Did you notice how I ignored your “just ignore this” opening… 😉

    I agree with your note about types of photos. I’ve found that to be true with posting photos and quotations on my web site. Sometimes it’s obvious what to add text wise, and other times quite a challenge.

    Comment by Andy Smith — January 9, 2007 @ 4:50 pm | Reply

  4. ok so 2 more ideas to jot down….
    then i need to actually write something:

    1- the vocabulary of photo-artists

    2- at what point do you learn to ditch the “rules”

    Comment by chantalstone — January 11, 2007 @ 12:45 pm | Reply


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