Here’s something I’ve been working on using a Prang watercolor set lying around the house. Hopefully I can develop it into a series. The ideas were drawn from new stories and current events that have lingered in my head for awhile. In the beginning, the composition was going to be more complex and crowded, but I kind of like the void in this painting. At the same time, I know I need to experiment more and not fall back on previous styles, so I’ll do more of that in the next piece.
“Creativity is really a rebirth, a true tone we feel for ourselves and for our world. It is the expression of an individual based on his experiences, dreams, emotions and desires.”
Polaroids are one of my first loves. I believe it began when my siblings and I had our picture taken with the mall’s Christmas Santa Claus (I’ll try to track that one down. It’s pretty funny). Over the years, I’ve accumulated a large collection of polaroids. Hopefully, I’ll be able to archive them in the near future. Maybe one day I’ll turn it into a book. Gosh, remember when they came out with Joy Cams? I even have a few pictures from those.
I enjoy the instant pleasure they give you, and the one shot is all you have nature of the camera. With the convenience of digital cameras, we are so use to editing, deleting, and going shutter happy before finding the perfect photo. There’s also a tangible quality to polaroids that is often missing from with pictures today. How often do we really develop photos after they’re post it online?
Peter Lindberg once said black and white images constitute an interpretation and not a true representation of reality, and for me, the same applies to polaroids. sigh, I hope I can stock up on film before they all run out.
I’m hoping this blog will motivate me to make more work and continue to find inspiration. (cross fingers :) )