April 3, 2011 § Leave a comment
I’ve said numerous times before that photos, paintings and really all art should tell a story or imply some sort of motion beyond it’s freeze-frame section of time. This, I’ve always felt, separates good and bad art (although highly subjective) at least in the boring v. not boring way. Boring photos are the ones that don’t evoke any kind of emotion or feeling and the viewer remains impassive and impartial because he / she isn’t drawn into the photo at all.
I like the fox one above, which is part of a series by Mikel Uribetxeberria (who wins the award for “Most Times Reviewed to See if I’ve Got His Name Right”) because it implies the fox is going to fall onto the bed and probably bounce, perhaps into the wall. It’s hilarious, really. But it’s very subtle and requires the viewer to interact with the art. This, this is good photography.
Some of the others are a bit static for my liking. It’s an interesting juxtaposition of animals and environment, sure, but they could do better with the motion – emotion reaction concept.
In other news! I’m waning out the IceCalibre name in preparation for what will become a more professional branding – after all, I did make up the IceCalibre thing in grade school before I really knew anything. So, the future is uncertain for this blog because it just might be either rebranded or simply dropped in favor of the new one. Time will tell!
I will unofficially start accepting applications for a co-blogger or two, so if you’re a friendly awesome person and want to write about things similar to what you see already you should probably let me know!