Sunday, September 23, 2007

ABOUT MINIMALISM

I just read this article in the current issue of JPG Magazine and WOW I really related!

ABOUT MINIMALISM (an excerpt from JPG Magazine Issue 12) by Grant Hamilton

Part I:
A nice lady with a dog: Why are you taking a picture of the side of a bus?
Me: Well, umm, I take these pictures of stripes and things...
Nice lady: Why?
Me: I scan them and put them on a website. Lots of people seem to like them.
Nice lady: They do?"

Part II:
A famous photographer mentoring a workshop in Tuscany:
Does anyone have some photos they'd like to discuss?
Me: I have a few.
Famous photographer: I see. What is it?
Me: It's the side of a van I spotted in Orvieto.
Famous photographer: It's...interesting. Do you have anything else?
Me: Well, I like this one a lot too. It is a sign on the side of the road that was near the abandoned building everyone else was photographing. I was pretty pleased that I got the tip of the arrow to exactly touch the edge of the frame.
Famous photographer: Yes, it is quite symmetric. Did you shoot any of the abandoned building?
Me: No. But I got a good one of the side of our bus! Hold on, let me find it..."

I'm a huge fan of Grant's Polaroids - check out his work at:
flickr and jpg and on his own site sxseventy.com

here are my photos that fall in line with ABOUT MINIMALISM:





1 comment:

Photography Now Collective said...

Great work, Lydia! How did you get the "e-mail to a friend" thing on yours (It's possible I have it too, just never noticed it...you've been busy!

XO A