What is photography? Is it a mirror of our past? Is it the true documentation of a certain moment of our life? Or is it rather something that we chose to keep in our memory? Well I think that it is somewhere in between. Sometimes it’s the real thing, sometimes it’s more an arranged thing and sometimes depending on pure luck it is a magical surrealistic future scene.
I found that great quote from Roger Kingston: A camera is a save button for the mind’s eye. Our mind is also a mixture of past, present and future, we have our memories, we see what’s going on around us and with our dreams we can reach to the future. So here is a photography art journal page:
Well this time I was beginning on a simple spread that I used to clean my crafting sheet, there was some blue and some sort of an orange on it, then it mixed and some place became greenish, sort of a paper that you’ll never begin with.
Ugly enough? Well I can still see something futuristic or rather abstract surrealistic in it. It is just the perfect background for me. I decided to melt the colors together, so I used some gesso and a lot of water:
Yeah, looks like pretty stormy, even on fire… so I took an old camera stamp and I stamped on it with distress ink and some old text stamp as well. So I got some more grunge texture.
I had an image in my head that I wanted to use already for a long time, a photo that I took at the Happy Birthday Academy exhibition. It’s an art work of Henri Van Herwegen or as it is known by the wide public Panamarenko, I had luck with the light and I got a very nice shot from his ‘flying machine’. Panamarenko is not only one of my favorite artist, but also someone who is pretty much fascinated by machines, engineering and well a camera is also a device.
So that’s my vision over photography and I am sharing it with Journal 52 as well.