WordPress Daily Prompt: Photographers, artists, poets: show us ART.
There is an ambiguous quality to this prompt that I like. Am I being asked to present photographs of art or is that WordPress would like me to showcase photographs I have taken that I consider to be art? I decided to take the second approach.
When I was Europe I was amazed to discover you are allowed to take photographs inside most art galleries. Over here in Australia that is absolute no-no. I took a load of photos but now, a year later I realise most of them weren’t worth taking. What leaps out at me are the photographs I took of photographs.
I took these photographs of the work of the British photographer Don McCullin at the Tate Britain in May 2012.
I love their quiet, reflective moodiness.
In a gallery in Ireland in June 2012 I took photographs of the photographs of Azem Koleci, a Polish man now living in Cork, Ireland.
It is Koleci’s appreciation of form that first captured my attention.
I don’t have the words to analyse the work of these photographers from a technical point of view. What drew me to their photographs was an intuitive response to the visual poetry of their work. That is something I aspire to in my own work.