Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Unlimited Potential

Unlimited Potential 

Yesterday was the official first day of Light Hunters: Getting Through the Grey. This week we're working on still life shots, which is something I haven't really explored. It's interesting that I shy away from certain things and then Vivienne says "here's what were doing this week" and I dive right in.

I don't know why I feel resistant to certain techniques. For example, when I started Swan Dive in the summer, I was resistant to working with my photos using textures and all that good stuff. I thought I was a purist, but 2 classes in and I was sold on the merits of being able to transform my photos using the same artistic instincts I use for collage, only in digital form. It's opened up a whole new world for me.

As you can see, I am happily using all the skills I've gained in the 3 classes I've taken so far this year. It's exciting to feel the progression while trying something new. I live for learning. The excitement for me is in challenging myself and taking risks.

Odd Doll

I bought this odd little doll in an antique store in my travels because I like Kewpie dolls. It's always baffled me as to why someone made it naked, clutching a lolly and looking kinda scared. It's just plain weird, but it does make an interesting subject to play with. I sat it on an antique trunk in my livingroom, in a beam of afternoon sunlight that was peeking through the blinds, to get the shot.

I'm really diggin' still life shots-it's a whole other way to create art!


Seth said...

It is always very exciting to open ourselves up to new techniques and possibilities.

Anonymous said...

Love this pic!! So...how did you create it? Care to share???