Our world in my photographs

I have read Shelly’s excellent post “Violence in Toy Photography” several times and thought it through, and I agree. I don’t want to see more violence, toys splattering in blood, or decapitating of heads. I stand in Shelly’s corner when she says that

We have the power to change our world, lets start acting like it. Let’s start posting photos that reflect the world we want, not the one we have.

Yes, we have the power to change the world, but … Continue reading “Our world in my photographs”

In search of an idea for a Still Life

I always think it’s easier to make pictures if I have an idea. If I have an idea for a picture, I usually try to make a mockup of the picture before I go out and then try to make the actual photograph. I enjoy visualizing the idea, trying angles and the setup before I stand outside with my toys and camera. But I don’t always have an idea. I wish I did, but sometime I go out to photograph without an idea… this means that one part of me is going out to search for ideas to “visualize” in my still life pictures. On a good day, I seems to find ideas everywhere:  on commercial billboards, in ordinary life, at work, in literature, mythology and in other artists work. Continue reading “In search of an idea for a Still Life”