Listening to: Anchor- Into It. Over It.
Reading: Farewell to Arms
So, as I've found myself once again writing about not only my life as it goes along but also as my work progresses, I find myself looking back at how much progress I've made since I've started my adventure of photography about 2 years ago (give or take). I've gained interest, lost it, then found it again many times along the way but ultimately I realize that without it, I'm scattered. I don't have a creative outlet and the stress of school takes over and swallows me whole. Recently, I've made some pretty fantastic connections with some local and out of state artists whose work is phenomenal. Carolyn Baginski, a mind-blowing ceramics artist whose work is beyond wonderful. Her exploration of her own mystical world inside her head takes you to places that you would never dream of. It messes with your perception and makes you question her every intention. Her sculptures question our place with nature and where we stand on the spectrum of the world we are taught and the world we actually live in. How cute can something be before it starts to look disgusting? How does the perception of our world change when size proportions are toyed with? How simple can something be before you can't recognize it anymore? aka. What is the most simplistic form an object can be before it loses it's defining features? Those are all questions that you have to ask yourself as you admire her work. I also met Herschel Pollard who is a very talented pinhole photographer. I only got to meet with him briefly but his work is impressive and certainly challenges me to mess with the pinhole camera and the different techniques that I could use to capture an image. As a photographer enthusiast, I am impressed with his homemade pinhole cameras and the precision put into making such cameras. Although I don't know how much of his work that he actually sells, I admire his work and have started following his blog packed with outstanding and interesting photos. Both artists are worth looking up and browsing their websites and admiring their work just as I did. I'm very glad to say that I've made a connection with these two talented people in the last couple of days and I am looking forward to working with them in the future.