So, today is a day whereby i finalise a few images for a competition i have entered. And I am proud of these images as they capture that ‘something’ that every photographer wants to be able to capture. I think its the soul, or the personality of the person. They way they express themselves through their eyes, by accident or to command the audiences presence. And any good photographer when they look at the in-camera previews straight away do a little geek dance. Knowing that have ‘THAT’ shot. I am lucky in alot of ways with my photography, as i have mastered editing, I have the artistic eyes nailed, and the technical aspect well sometimes that goes to hell, and what then gets produced it complete art. Every rule ever wrote was meant to be challenged in order for the evolution of new rules, new terms, new ideas, function, knowledge and a higher standard of personal and professional deliverance. I am not a massive fan of the bokeh light types of photography, but i have chosen to do a series on this. Why? I ask myself that every time i contemplate doing it. Because with the most beautiful painters ….. of still life. ( the endless fruit bowls) Yes those fruit bowls that have been painted sketched and impressed upon constantly from before the renaissance to present day. The object of those still life pictures were to take every day objects and the concept that people had delivered before them and to make it more interesting and ‘their own’ for someone to one day paint or photograph the most amazingly ‘new’ concept of this fruit bowl. That was like nothing no one had ever seen before. I actually think even to this day some are still trying. (poor bastards needs to give it up) But its what is important to you as a creative individual. To challenge yourself, so you grow and evolve and like Cezanne use a innovative new impressionism of what you see. So when i have completely decided on my series and their categories i will list them and state why i have chosen these categories.
A little glimpse into my world; into me. I am having a watercolour tattoo ( something i have wanted for so long) on the back of my arm, and the watercolour image is not going to display anything in particular its going to just be colours that are merging and melting into one another and dripping down the back of my arm. This is massively because I can watercolour and its always been therapeutic for me. The other reason is I want it, and why should i be afraid of having it done or peoples reactions to it…im talking professionally at the moment. The career i am heading for is not exactly thrilled for tattoos to be on show. But considering I will be promoting what i will have my body covered in, then i suppose i have a good argument. Also as im booked in for a whole day sitting in a tattooist I’am finishing the foot tattoo theme up So they are officially done. Feet tattoos are the worst most painful tattoos in the universe. Oh yes and ribs too. they do sting a fucking lot. But what i am most excited for is mine and my partners new matching tattoos, we are having each others finger prints on our hands where our thumbs sit when we hold hands. Also because of all we have been through we are paying homeage to that, by having horse shoe tattoos to mark how much we have come along. This was his idea as hes totally in love with the film True romance, and that was their wedding ring. So him being the romantic he is wants them, as i refuse to wear a horse shoe ring he bought me. Because I do not want to cover the tattoo i have on my wedding finger. So i wear the ring around my neck one a chain. Tattoos are so meaningful to me, and my partner and he is covered in them, from his exes face on his leg, in some dotwork, to a death moth and some lyrics in homage of another ex. And a red string of fate from our first weekend together, and because i speak spanish and i introduced him to a beautiful and my favourite film ever or one of, vanilla sky. He has has the side of his face tattooed with the spanish ‘ open your eyes’ which is a beautiful theme throughout the film. And luckily for me i have a true talent when it comes to poetry so he has dedicated some space on his body ( theres barely any room left) to haveing his favourite lines and extracts from my poetry. Which i thought was so beautiful and sweet. I think i will do a series on personal art. Yes i will. Art and its subjective meaning to the person.
anyway I have lots to do now, and i have spent too much time on here ……….. so bye. x