Cubist Photography

David Hokney most likely known as a painter but he did photography as well. His photography tries to capture multiple perspectives kind of like a cubist painters.

I  have become very interested in this concept, as I think that truth and reality are both relative and can be experienced from infinite points of view. that being said here is the link  to interview with Hokney where he discusses his thoughts on his photos.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coGPeckNQZw

 

 

 

Capturing time

Photos allow one to share a moment in time regardless of  physical locations, to share the human experience.

To share a moment in time, how long of a moment and how does this actually occur? To do this a photo always captures the temporal dimension  in the form of shutter speed, in other words how much time is the light allowed to shine on the film or these days sensor. This time is usually in short spurts from fractions of a second for most pictures to sometimes minutes for those very long exposures.

I always been fascinated about the freezing of this temporal moment on the frame, or in other words how much time you actually captured on a single frame of film or in a digital file. But how about capturing even more time on a single frame say hours or days and compressing it to comfortably fit. This is what artist and photographer Stephen Wilkes is doing with his most recent project “Day to Night”.

See him talk about it in this recent Ted Talk.

Thoughts on Fine Art Photography

It seems that everyone has a thought on what fine art photography should be and the problem is that each one is a bit different.

My own thoughts:

Fine art photographs are an expression  of the artist vision in the photo medium, as a canvas to a painter or a piece of clay or stone to a sculptor.  This expression could be carried out anywhere in the workflow of the medium, from the actual composition and subject, to the processing technique used, as long as it is meant to express the artist vision for that particular piece.

Here are a few of my favorites fine art photographers, even though some of them may not consider themselves as such:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/hengki_koentjoro/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/51111514@N06/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/87044997@N08/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/fineartphotoshots/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/133173813@N03/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/38181284@N06/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/neilhulme/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/exectra/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/azoor1/

My philosophy on photography

The success of an image does not solely depends on its artistic or technical merits but how many thoughts it provokes, how it makes us feel, how it stirs our emotions, how it ignites our imagination and passion, how it may change us is some way.

Photos allow one to see the world through someones  lens, it is a reflection of their mindset, their interpretation of reality. They allow one to travel to far away places and share that experience and be inspired. Photos allow one to share a moment in time regardless of  physical locations, to share the human experience.