May 17, 2017
CJ Chilvers says
he was wrong about landscape photography:
Landscape photography is healthy. You hike miles. You look at gorgeous things. It feels good. It makes others looking at the results feel good too. Few things create such positive results for all involved.
Amen. As always, photography can serve as the excuse to do something you already love.
April 17, 2017
“How learning works: ‘you practice music scales so you can forget them when playing music.'” –
Same goes for technique and photography, or color theory and design. Make the technical stuff muscle memory, then go out and do what you feel like doing.
(That’s The Neal Morse Band in Cleveland, Ohio. Great show, and
great new double concept album.)
March 30, 2017
“Making decisions about art based entirely on commerce is a recipe for regret.” –
March 22, 2017
“The gateway drug is not creating art, but experiencing art.” – Christoph Niemann in
Abstract: The Art of Design
Indeed. I’m lucky, working at a museum, because I experience art every day. But even before this job, I made sure to visit museums and seek out good work.
Artists’ websites, photo books, small town galleries – there’s no excuse not to surround yourself with, and absorb, art. I’d argue, given everything else, that it makes you a better artist.
February 27, 2017
“Because they can’t publish you better than you can publish yourself.” –
January 25, 2017
“So many cameras, so little light.” –
November 23, 2016
“Find the light. Find it and harness it. It’s ours.”
Justin Nicole Melville, fellow Jackson artist and photographer.