Thursday, March 5, 2009

"Signs"


Today's assignment suggestion was 'signs'. Well....ok...but I was invited to this photography show at a local community college, and didn't have any time or daylight after, so I had to stretch the assignment to its broadest meaning. Here, this gallery of pinhole images, was a 'sign' that I need to keep experimenting with my images. Creativity is the key to make interesting pictures. Though I didn't care for many of the photographs on display in this gallery, it did inspire me to continue to look at art from different perspectives.

The painting above, which I found in a storage area is full of 'signs'. Clearly this work serves as a 'sign' that the artist is deeply troubled! ha. Below, the art work also serves as a 'sign' that interest can be generated with less color and with simple shapes. It also is a 'sign' that I too could paint! Ok, I'm being mean. I'm sure these talented students are as dedicated to their art as I try to be and I really do find both pieces to be interesting.

Thank you Trish for organizing this field trip. The show and the dinner which followed were fun!

5 comments:

J.L.Velez said...

HEY! You stole my idea of using "signs" broadly:) Great job anyway, especially using that storage area for ideas. That was pretty awesome back there.I guess that is a "sign" that we all need to take more risks in our photography. Thanks for the much needed reminder and laughter tonight!

J.L.Velez said...

P/S I got totally different feelings once I enlarged your photos. Just like when we took a step back and then looked at the pin hole photos!

Linda said...

The gallery image is really nice. I love the way the light is working. Don't care much for the others, but someone must like it, otherwise it wouldn't flourish.

trishalyn said...

These came out really nice, Steve! The lighting in the gallery is not conducive to photography, but you ended up with great results! Where I seem to struggle, you can quickly "find" your image. Glad you enjoyed the evening...I had fun, too!

lindsey said...

hey OMG I love the secong pic. It has such a huge personality. Great work and hope you feel better.