22 June 2015
Let me know which you prefer and why. I suggest that you click onto each image to enlarge.
“Photography is, and has been since its inception, a fabulously broad church. Contemporary practice demonstrates that the medium can be a prompt, a process, a vehicle, a collective pursuit, and not just the physical end product of solitary artists’ endeavors.” ~~ Charlotte Cotton, Aperture, no. 210, Spring 2013
“Contemporary art photographers are opening up new ways of thinking about the medium.” ~~ Charlotte Cotton, Aperture, no. 201, Spring 2013
Photography and its evolution as an art form has never been more spirited. Its evergreen nature is boundless, and in the twenty-first century shored by the digital age.
Human inventiveness is seen with all its colors and ribbons in the field of technology, which seems to incorporate all disciplines in the guise of its products. Photography is one of its progeny that emulates and exudes triumphant experimentation.
Within the Internet’s reach the art of the photograph continues to escalate into unknown territory, unchartered and even unfathomable. While everyone can participate in this coming of age, there is little doubt that we are on the cusp of more change in the arts with its technical revolution and exponential effect upon art history.
Tip of the Week:
Art is meant to illicit doubt, dialogue, emotions, joy, thought and uncertainty; it is meant to provoke in calming and unsettling ways and everything in between those reactions. It is the artist’s responsibility to give us something to consider, to digest, to ponder, to query.
Talia Chetrit (American photographer, 1982) is known for her individual interpretation of classic subjects such as fashion, life and portraiture. One of her latest projects used her work as a thirteen-year old–work that returned to family albums that she created. It gave her the opportunity to see how her work has evolved, and then “reworking” the photographs for her current aesthetics and perspective. She creates images that fictionalize what she sees without manipulating the image itself.
Chetrit is one of the current photographers who is pushing the boundaries of what we see. The goal,” she says, is to be “limited to what’s actually in front of you. But by isolating it and decontextualizing it, you can present something that never existed.” You can view her work here and here. It’s worth your perusal.
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Note: As always I welcome comments about this post or any part of my blog. My photographs for the mobile photography challenge are taken with an iPhone 6.
If you’d like to join this Mobile Photography Challenge, please click here for details and history of the challenge. If you have any questions, please contact me. Below is a reminder of the monthly schedule with themes for upcoming challenges:
1st Monday: Nature.
2nd Monday: Macro.
3rd Monday: Black and White.
4th Monday Challenger’s Choice (Pick One: Abstraction, Animals, Architecture, Food Photography, Night Photography, Objects, Portraiture, Still Life, Street Photography, and Travel).
5th Monday: Editing and Processing with Various Apps Using Themes from the Fourth Week.