Thursday, June 9, 2011
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Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Cirrus, Cirrostratus, Cirrocumulus, Cirrus Uncinus, Contrail, Pileus, Altocumulus, Altostratus, Altostratus Undulatus, Altocumulus Undulatus, Stratus, Nimbostratus, Stratocumulus, Cumulis Humilus, Cumulonimbus, Pyrocumulus, Cumulonimbus Incus, Cumulonimbus Calvus, Cumulus Congestus....
Rain, snow, sleet, hail, shade, tornadoes, hurricanes....
White, gray, black, orange, red, yellow, gold, silver, and pink....
Always present and always changing.
Just clouds, you say?
So what do I say to this aspiring artist?
First of all, stop showing your work to anyone who says "It's just clouds." Secondly, don't let your self worth be determined by outsiders. Your work needs only to be validated by you. Now, if you are subconsciously saying to yourself "It's just clouds", then maybe you need to rethink your subject matter. Sometimes, when negative comments really hurt, it's because you are thinking the same thing and were really hoping for validation as opposed to a confirmation of your own fears. I haven't seen these photographs of "just clouds". Maybe they are poorly done, maybe skill and vision is lacking. I don't know. But any failure can certainly not be placed on the clouds.
It's never "just a kitten" or "just a flower" or just anything else... I've seen beautiful photographs of kittens and flowers and single, solitary rocks. I've also seen horrible photographs of kittens and flowers and single, solitary rocks. Once again, skill and vision trumps the subject.
Remember laying on your back in a field as a kid, looking up at the clouds passing by? Where has that wonderment gone?
It's almost sad that someone could look at this and say "It's just a cloud."
Sunday, April 10, 2011
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Friday, March 25, 2011
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#1 - The Daybooks of Edward Weston; Two Volumes in One: I. Mexico, II. California
Sunday, March 20, 2011
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Thursday, March 17, 2011
My choice for #4 steps away from my bookshelf again, and lands on my DVD rack.
#4 - What Remains: The Life and Work of Sally Mann - DVD
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
I know that the title of my list refers to the Ten Best "Books", but #5 on my list is a periodical that can't wait to get my hands on each month.
#5 - B&W: Black & White Magazine