I love photography. I had this as a website before and I had a lot of photos. I would like to use it this time around as a blog to share my skills and my ideas about photography.
Photography is amazing.
It’s all about LIGHTs and DARKs.
You need both to make a dynamic photograph and to grad the attention of your viewer….but grabbing attention of my viewer is not why I do photography.
To tell you the truth, I don’t really know why I do photography.
There is something about the Arts that just oozes outta me.
I’m good at it. I’ve always been good at it (even when I didn’t believe I was good …I was good……I can see that now).
I haven’t drawn or painted in YEARS. I don’t know why.
Art came back into my life through photography.
I’m a visual person. I just look at things differently than the rest of the world.
I analyze, emphasize, materialize….everythingEYES. (see what I did there?)
I was professionally trained in the Fine ARts but the amazing thing…I was always “better” (if there can be such a thing in art) than the people I trained with. They all admired my work and professors of all types of disciplines tried to get me to take up their art form full time.
I’m dedicated. I immerse myself. It’s like breathing to me. It just happens.
Someone asked me once why I like to cycle. I didn’t want to tell this guy that it was because he cycled and I wanted a little piece of what he had….that glow…that happiness that just exuded from him.
When I struggled to answer he said to me: “Maybe you cycle just because….” and that’s a good enough answer.
With cycling…I had no idea what he was talking about…I had no clue how cycling was a part of my soul. Don’t get me wrong, I like busting my butt physically…but it’s different than ART for me. I have to put in effort to do exercise, climbing, kayaking all those things I’ve done and they do bring peace to me….AFTER I’ve finished and sometimes during but not nearly as much as ARt.
When I do Art…..It’s like I’m Free. Somehow all the universe if in alignment and I have no care, no worries…nothing. I just am.
Just like that cycling guy just “WAS”…just because when he cycled…….I am that way with ART. ..and I spend my time trying to figure out why all the time. Why am I this way?
Perhaps what I need to do is start believing that I am suppose to be this way. I don’t need to impress anyone (I never have tried to with art…it just happens) and prove anything. I don’t have to work that I’m smart or talented….ART is FIRST NATURE with me. I’m a creative explosive device.
So this blog?
I’m exploring that.
Perhaps I don’t need to know why I am this way but rather JUST DO (like Nike says) and JUST BE who I am and the rest will fall into place.
I have one life…why do I run from me?
Till next time —Caroline