It's not a news flash that we live in a world of surveillance. While some say we are beginning to live in a Big Brother world, personally I wish we had Red Light Violation Cameras at most intersections of Portland Maine because a couple of $250 tickets spread around might stop what seems to be a common practice here. OK ... getting off the personal soapbox.
But Surveillance Art is a theme for many artists working in many fields including photography. Identity issues are a common trope for many artists not only in modern art but all those who have gone before us... upon whose shoulders we have built our art practices on.
What happens when someone steals the identity of an artist? Matthew Irwin takes a look at it in his Hyperallergic blog post here. Meanwhile I'm processing a wonderful photo creativity workshop I took from Seth Resnick & John Paul Caponigro. Met some other wonderful photographers and had a (ironically, but isn't that just like moi?) left brain thinking breakthrough. Will most more about it as it digests. But in the meantime will leave you with an image that describes my day.
Friday, January 30, 2015
Monday, January 5, 2015
I got to visit the Biltmore estate over the holidays. Having been to the DuPont Mansion with a group from the Professional Women Photographers last May, it just seemed to be more wretched excess, until I walked out onto the patio and saw this
Friday, January 2, 2015
Got some great stuff on tap for 2015 - Creativity workshop with Seth Resneck and John Paul Caponigro end of January... before that, will be documenting a wonderful installation piece by one of the Running With Scissors artists.... will start to try to market myself more as a headshot photographer... and who knows what the universe will drop in my lap!