>Your Artist Statement is WRONG!


Sand Castle, (c) 2007 by Jeane Vogel, Infrared Photograph

Excuse me?

He repeated it: Your artist statement is wrong!

Wrong? It’s an artist statement! It’s my interpretation of my own work. It’s my opinion! The only way it could be wrong is if I were lying!

No, he said. I disagree with it.

How can you disagree with an artist’s statement? But he did. He took issue with my premise: Photography does not capture a moment. Photography captures the essence of the moment.

I have to explain this a lot. Of COURSE it captures the moment, I’m told, with a look that continues: Are you an idiot? Perhaps. But I stick with my statement. A snapshot might capture a moment. A photograph captures far more — more than we can see, sometimes more than we can feel.

About jeanevogelart

Art saves lives. That's my mantra and my motivation. My primary purpose as an artist is to inspire, entertain, make you smile, make you mad, make you think or recall a memory. I strive for work that is intimate and genuine, and sometimes whimsical. It's always more than a "pretty picture." I demand a relationship.
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