When I was 17 years old, I had my first experience of photography. I fell in love with this form of creating art through a lens. I loved the way you could create something eye catching & beautiful in an instant. I discovered a fun way to express the artist in me.
If truth be told, I also fell in love with a man who was 10 years older than me and who happened to be an incredible photographer. He put a camera in my hand and it opened my eyes to the world of photography. He is now happily married to a beautiful woman and I will always be grateful to him for this introduction to a new found passion in my life.
The word art derives from the Latin “ars, artis” which, although literally defined, means “skill method” or “technique” it does convey a connotation of beauty.
The experience of beauty often lies in the “eye of the beholder”. It is based on so many elements that influence the artist and is so subjective. In truth, it can be said that there is no piece of art that is not eye catching to someone…art is subject to interpretation by that individual.
In Living with Art, Mark Getlein proposes six activities, services or functions of contemporary artists:
• Create places for some human purpose.
• Create extraordinary versions of ordinary objects.
• Record and commemorate.
• Give tangible form to the unknown.
• Give tangible form to feelings.
• Refresh our vision and help see the world in new ways.
Since I am a photographer I consider myself as an artist. I am also an entrepreneur and have so many ideas all competing at once to explode from this busy brain of mine. Sometimes its challenging to catch these thoughts and put pen to paper so photography is a great way to give that tangible form to my thoughts or feelings.
“Photography is the story I fail to put into words.” Destin Sparks