The two things
Titeled The two things, I found an article from Glen Whitman, which caught my interest.
For your understanding: "The two things" is something like a game, where you try to describe a complete topic only with two descriptions. Everyting else can an shall be derived from that.
Naturally, this is a very string simplification and one should remember it as a humourous game. It impressed me, because it is a kind of concentration to the essential description of a topic. Some of the different definitions brought me into reflection and - sometimes - amusement.
Because I like it, here are some definitions I made about the contents of this fine art photography website:
The two things about photography:
Maybe, the second point makes you think about it. There are some (really wellknown) Photographers, who took images from the same subject over and over again, looking to work out the differences between them. Remember also the philosophy about "pante rei".
- All depends from the light.
- There are never two equal images.
The two things about graffiti:
More about the pro's and con's about artcrime in my article Graffiti: is it Artcrime?
- Not all graffiti is art, but there are a lot of artistic valuable graffiti.
- Some graffiti is crime, but not each graffito is criminal (depending from your mind, you may replace the word "criminal" with "at the wrong place".
The two things about "Taken From ...", my personal graffiti photography:
The photographies are not identical with the found graffiti; they are clippings taken from them. Because the photography only takes a small part out of the existing artwork (and this part is well thought about and targeted), I call it "Taken From ...", which means independent and new and, at the same time, fine art photography.
- Photographs are taken from graffiti artworks.
- This photography is not only reproduction of existing art.
The two things about graveyards:
More about that in my article Crossing the Cemetery: Some Ideas about the Meaning ...
- There we bury our deceased.
- Graves and graveyards can be very different. This has a greater meaning for us than for our deceased.
The two things about "Crossing the cemeteries", my cemetery photography:
I recognized that, by no means, the same pictures produce the same feelings for the viewer. On the contrary: apparently, there are projections, which the induvidual viewer regularily thinks into the images. What do you feel, while redarding these cemetery photographies ?
- The photographies reflect the attitude of our society against death.
- In a unconcious way, these photographies give and negotiate feelings and moods, which accompany the visitor of a graveyard and which confront him with his own attitude against dying.