Well, it is about time. Finally, I have a bit more to say. I am in the midst of printing for a membership show for the Harrisburg Art Association. The show is called Figuratively Speaking. The main subject is to be the human figure. Figure shows generally feature a number of nudes. I am going entirely in the other direction. My entries will be a guitar playing singer and a skateboarder with quite a collection of tatoos. They are about as far away from nudes as one can get. However, I am using this show for another reason. The singer shot was processed with the express purpose of relating the feel and the vibe of the music and his show. It is not really sharp like many of my photographs. The light is quite unusual because it was outside and at night. His face barely shows. My usual work is quite straight forward, but I am trying to venture into the realm of a bit more art and a bit less document. I am trying to tell more of a story with the photographs.
The skater is sitting on the sidewalk with other people behind him. You can see a skateboard and a bike wheel also on the sidewalk. He is, however the main center of attention, along with his tatoos. This photo is sharper than the other since the tatoos are what I really want to show. It is processed in a gritty style to match the scene. I am hoping the scene reflects him and his world. I want to tell a bit of his story.
Art is made to communicate. You might scratch your head. You might wonder what happened to all the sunsets. You might think, the art world has gone off its rocker. The artist does what he needs to in order to make a point. I am just dipping my toe into that water. The abstract emotions collection, the lonely carnival collection, and the hood ornaments collection are my first tenative steps into the communications world. I am still photographing birds, the moon, sunsets, and landscapes, but it is also time for an opposing side to tell some stories.