The ramblings of a Californian, living in Nashville, going to Art School, looking towards the big city...
Monday, October 19, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
I think I have a vastly skewed sense of time, sometimes I leave myself way to much time to accomplish a certain something. For example, I think that writing a blog entry takes 30+ minutes... and truth be told it can, or even more... But as a rule if my blog's purpose is to share my thoughts as I sojourn on this journey of being an art student, it shouldn't take more time than I can spare. So... here's to new content.
Monday, September 7, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
"Paris-Match awarded their annual Grand Prix du Photoreportage Etudiant this week to two French students who submitted a photographic story that apparently presented images documenting the precarious lives of students today and the things they must do to survive.
When the two winners, Guillaume Chauvin and Remi Hubert, both art students at the Ecole Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs of Strasbourg, stood up at the Sorbonne to claim their trophy and prize money, they announced the true nature of their work. The images were not photojournalism but staged images featuring many of their peers.
The winners claimed that the idea was hatched a year ago when they looked at all the work students were competing with for the 2008 prize. They realized that the “world view of this work was limited and seemed more like vacation photographs as opposed to photojournalism. The photographs depicted small children with big wet eyes in order to illustrate the misery abroad.”
Speaking to Le Figaro, Guillaume Chauvin confided that they “wanted to enter the contest in order to show the codes used too often in photojournalism and to prove that something real could be translated into something staged.”
Unfortunately, I could only find this on Le Figaro’s French website and had to use some of my own as well as some automatic translation to get the full gist of the story. If you read French, you can go to Le Figaro to read the rest.
To see the full set of staged photos, go here.
The British Journal of Photography just posted a brief write up about the story."
(Image and Story courtesy of Horses Think.)
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
First a sampling of his Current work
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
From her Singles series:
From her Us Series:
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
This is Alan George. I think the reason I was initially drawn to him as an artist, is because he did two thirds of my "soft-life-plan" in that he lived in Nashville, and then moved to California. His work is really interesting first a couple from his Domesticated series, which is a study of plants domesticated for human use, which echo conditions in the larger context of the relationship between human and nature: