Have you heard the fisherman’s story? He was very happy with what he had — a boat, a hut, a loving wife, two beautiful children and the sea that gave him plenty of catch every day. Then a city-bred fellow happened to visit him and taking pity on his “impoverished state” suggested: “Why don’t you sell your boat and settle in the city?’’Read More
…But it can make them more affordable and time-saving and oops…not necessarily effort-saving.
Photographer, artist and philosopher Larry Bolch once wrote, “Photography is not an art. It is a medium through which an artist’s may create art.”
Portrait is the best tribute; the most powerful tool for introspection, but only if the subject has the courage to confront himself.
I would like to imagine that the real reason Shepard Fairey could make such a huge killing with his mixed-media stencil of Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential election, was that Fairey could capture the full longing in the eyes of the son of a Kenyan professor. If you look closely at that portrait, you’ll notice how deep Obama’s longing for the world’s highest office was; or how one man’s dream could change US history!
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