Thoughts on Life, Art, Photography, Technology, Teaching and Travel…..
We have only one more day to spend in Ireland. My group is flying out of Dublin tomorrow morning. I got to thinking about photography and art in general as we crossed this beautiful country yesterday on the bus. Photography opens my eyes to so many things about the world and myself.
Photography is not about the finished image hanging in a frame on the wall. To me…photography is an aesthetic experience – a process that forces the serious photographer to become more and more aware of his /her surroundings.
Photography also demands a certain amount of skill levels requiring both technical and conceptual skill sets. Without a strong technical base the photographer can’t capture what he/she initially previsualizes.
Art in itself is also a personal journey – a process and search for self discovery. It’s not really about representing / capturing some external reference. It is so much more than that for the committed artist. None of us are ever there. Art making – image making is an ongoing quest.
There are always new things to learn and new things about ourselves to discover as we explore the world with our cameras or any artistic medium for that matter. Art is a path to the heart, mind and eventually the soul.