Is the art for you and your happiness? Or for others?
Let’s take photography. Why do I do that?
I wondered a lot already about his :
- “Untriggered by assessments” : What does the photographer want?
- Where’s the Photographer’s Pleasure?
OK Here are 4 pictures. For the first one I had to : the cat was great, the verticals were profuse, interesting (light, reflections, shadows), the textures were puzzling (white, bricks, blue), and I love the stairs of books. Plus the darks were dark (I love underexposed photos).
I took this one in Orsay’s Museum. Silhouette, vertical lines, the walls of Paris. I knew it was a great picture to “stop” the audience. The statue is so cool…
Here I wanted you to feel the mood, ambiance. The concrete ruin of the war, my daughter in pink (in a coat). Feel the size, feel the wind…
And here in Lille, the storm was coming. I made it blurry on purpose. The sky was dark, the night was coming, the lights were great, and the perspective cool (the red walls on the right). You can almost smell the first drops of rain, right? I hope so… Entre chien et loup (between dog and wolf is our way to say… dusk).
So : I love dark & colors. I think on proportions, structures. I don’t do portraits. I do what I love. Each photographer works on something : the camera itself, the post-production, landscapes, animals, fashion.
There are shades and layers. What does the photographer want…
For himself, or for the audience?
In the end, I think we all do things in society… to be loved, to be liked, recognized, noticed… It’s maybe the core of all art.
No. Let’s go deeper.
While doing it, the photographer has fun. He looks for things, frames, moments. He is like a child. He plays. He is focused, busy, occupied, absorbed by their pleasant task.
That’s it, folk. The “child state”. This is pure bliss.
These are many layered reasons why we work, right?
Thanks for reading!!