Thirty five years of seeking the highlight.
Thirty five years of self portraits.
Visual questions and verbal images.
Always asking Why?
"How does a visual person define his life and work in words?
The soul of the artist is held in the negatives, every shot is a self portrait. -PJC
I have spent the last year or maybe more reflecting on my work over the thirty or so years I have been shooting. It is, at times, surprising and then not surprising at all that the actual images over the last years have been reflections. Why? I will let you know when I am sure.
As a young artist there is so much new information to learn and teachers to please. Accepting that an image is cool is enough to make you strive to create more. There is no Why, just on to the next assignment. At what point do you become an artist? How does one define the soul of an artist? My work, I hope, stimulates thought. I hope that my writing does also. I try not so much to offer answers, but to offer questions. Why? The more often you ask Why, the more you will force yourself to see an array of solutions, not just what is convenient or what provides the most instant gratification. The big picture isn't seen very much, but as an artist I take more time to see beyond the convenient. Marketing is about convenience.
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