Saturday, May 31, 2014

Making Art And Being An Artist

I have missed taking time to photograph. Lately other things have seeped into my life, and I have become more social, which is a good thing, but I miss taking time to make art.

Being a photographer is a funny thing. Many photographs I have taken that I am the most proud of are from moments that are fuzzy to me: I don't remember what I was doing with the person I was with, and I don't remember what was going on around me. Instead, I remember... taking photographs. Sometimes it is difficult to find a balance between enjoying the moment and making images. Of course, I'll never stop, but being an artist is a challenge. 

Extra Reading:
Ahn Jun: This woman has made some very interesting self-portraits atop tall buildings. The perspective she uses in many of her pieces creates the sensation of falling, vertigo. Down, down.