Sorry about not updating for a few days. Usually the first week of school is hectic and I just didn’t have the time. Anyway, classes seem like they’ll be fine. Personal Vision II and Fashion seem like they’re going to be A LOT of work, especially PV2. My “personal vision” if you will, this semester is to heavily digitally manipulate some fashion-ish pictures. I know that doesn’t really sound like a “vision” but you’d have to see it in my head to understand. Right now there’s a big “anti-fashion” movement that’s rebelling against the while 80’s revival. I hated the 80’s so I’m more of less with the other camp. My basic plan is to shoot fashion and anti-fashion at the same time, digitally alter both and turn the more fashion-like images in for Fashion class assignments and the others for Personal Vision. This segways nicely into my History of Media class since we’re going to be talking about digitally manipulated prints as an art form. This is going to be a very weird class. It’s basically all about web art (those weird flash websites that no one understands) and video installations (don’t even get me started). What’s kind of interesting is that at some point we’re supposed to talk about “hacker culture” and the use of programming as art. Basically its computer art for geeks, I’m kind of excited.
I already have my first assignment and I’m actually leaving to go shoot now, I’m shooting Lauren’s friend Nichole in front of Burgen. I’ve also been trying my best to eat better and run on a daily basis. I know that college isn’t exactly the typical place to get off the “pizza and soda” diet but I think it’s important. I’m also going to get a haircut and finish the damn webpage I started. There’s also the small matter of finding a job, sending off portfolios, securing a future, all that great stuff. The two photo classes I mentioned before will keep me busy on a pretty constant basis and when I’m not thinking about class I’ll be thinking about the rest of my life. This is going to be one stressful semester I can tell you that much.
Well, I’m off. Oh, and sorry about the lack of updates, it might be a reoccurring theme until I get some sort of schedule worked out for myself. Later.
Welcome back – I was beginning to wonder if you had a Chip O/D and had become a recluse as a result!
Just kidding – keep us posted on the “geek” art stuff – it sounds interesting and fits well with an issue that Mary has at school – a group of parents who insist that “art” is only the stuff done by the likes or Rembrant, Monet etc. My view is that there is art in all sorts of things – in fact, everything! I think an engineering drawing, or an auto engine can be works of art – they disagree! Your comments would be interesting!
Don’t know if my opinion counts, but as another artist I strongly agree with your statement. Art to me can be synonymous with beauty and beauty can be found in all things. There is a certain art to life and all things that life creates. Ok so maybe I’ve been in art school too long, but bottom line is if engineering can not be seen as art then what hope is there for interior architecture? So here is to the “artists” who ever they may be and whatever canvus they might choose!
Of course your opinion counts hun! I agree with both of you. I’m of the firm conviction that most anything can be art so long as there is craftsmanship and/or strong ideas involved. I say craftsmanship because I’ve seen some pretty crappy things being passed off as “art” that I wouldn’t lump into that category personally, but even then I’m sure it’s art to someone else. I’m actually of the opinion that the highest form of art is music. If you think about it, its something completely intangible, unable to be touched, seen, smelled, etc, yet is has the ability to move me more than the greatest painting on the planet that I “look” at. If something I can’t see can move me that much, it’s most certainly art. I have a broad definition for art but a small selection of which I would actually hang on my wall or even say that I like. For example, I dislike “installation” art and for me it’s personally useless and, well, crap. But that doesn’t mean that I haven’t seen well done installations or that I think it’s not art. It may not be my cup of tea but I still think the term “art” applies. The same would go for an engine or a technical drawing. I can appreciate an engine as a beauty of engineering and modernism and I know it takes great skill to create one. I can even appreciate it’s aesthetic qualities, the smooth metal and curves of pipes and whatnot. It’s just as much “art” as an installation of jellybeans (yes, I’ve seen one of these), heck, I’d say it’s even more so. If it’s created with “thought” behind it, it can be considered art in my opinion. If it’s created with thought AND craftsmanship AND makes me think AND I can relate to it aesthetically, then it’s GREAT art. But that’s just my $0.02. 🙂