Doubt (4)

While reading and thinking about photography questions come up. Questions I don’t have answers to yet. For now theorizing on photography equals doubt to me. The thoughts are random and incoherent.

Do All photographs need to be interpreted? Doesn’t it depend on the goal of the artist? Maybe if interpretation is needed the message isn’t clear enough?

Barbara Kruger. Seen more of her work (unfortunately only printed in books and on internet). She inspires me each time, in her work, her comments, the interpretations, clarity vs vagueness, the context. Have to do something with that. A project?

As much as she inspires me, what has her art work to do with photography?

Sometimes image is used as synonym for photo. For me there is a big difference.

Doubt (3)

While reading and thinking about photography questions come up. Questions I don’t have answers to yet. For now theorizing on photography equals doubt to me. The thoughts are random and incoherent.

Artistic value vs curiousity

Art must have a goal. If an artist achieves that goal with his intended public it’s good art.

My interest lies in design not in Representation

Photographs are found beautiful because they fulfill a desire?

Terry Barrett says in his book Criticizing Photographs (McGraw-Hill Education; 5 edition, 2011) ‘all photographs demand interpretation….. they need to be recognized as pictures about something ……. why this tone of voice? Why make art bigger then it is? Sometimes people just wanna like something for what they see.

Doubt (2)

While reading and thinking about photography questions come up. Questions I don’t have answers to yet. For now theorizing on photography equals doubt to me. The thoughts are random and incoherent. 

Isn’t theorizing about art always pretentious?

Art should take people out of their reality and take along in photographer’s reality. Real art has a soul, a feeling.

I’m not interested in being part of a movement or style. My style that i will develop shall have overlaps with existing styles because i’m i child of my culture and influenced by other people. But it will be my voice.

Contemporary art criticism is no longer solely about the works of art. Is the context relevant? Is this approach part of the reason it often looks in contemporary art that idea is more important than execution? That the artist has an idea which he doesn’t communicate through his art? 

Where does photography stop and it becomes image making?

Doubt (1)

While reading and thinking about photography questions come up. Questions I don’t have answers to yet. For now theorizing on photography equals doubt to me. The thoughts are random and incoherent.

  • Dictatorial artist vs democratic artist = idea vs commerce. An artist doesn’t make art (purely) for himself, if he does ………?
  • Realism in photography is impossible. Every photo has a certain amount of abstractism and dishonesty in it. Why so many advocates?
  • Why does realism exclude picturesqism? Why does contemporary art disgust aesthetics?
  • Being an artist should be more than being a craftsman. A privilege. After learning the craft comes idea and conceptualization. Why do so many contemporary artists get away with art that doesn’t show craftmanship?