Category Archives: Photography

>Working in Series

>Whenever I teach a photography workshop to more advanced students, I encourage them to work in series — to create works with a common theme or subject matter. Most think this is easy and silly. So what? Who wants to … Continue reading

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>Oh Sure! Anyone Can Do This!

>Some art collectors like to denigrate photography. “Anybody can take a picture,” I’m told. You cannot image how many times I’ve heard this. It’s said to my face because the patron thinks I’m being paid a compliment! It’s said as … Continue reading

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>Screw Up Your Courage & Get Your Work Out There

> Superior View, Hand-altered Polaroid Photograph, ©2009 Jeane Vogel Working artists, inspired artists, hungry artists produce a lot of work. Some of it is wonderful. Some of it is not. How do we tell the difference? I use a time-honored … Continue reading

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What Kind of Disgusting Person Does This?

It’s true: I’m not a great business person. I’m an artist. I don’t want to trick or coerce someone into collecting my work or scheduling a wedding. I want my business model to be a partnership, to fulfill a need, to inspire a smile … Continue reading

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>You Know What You Should Do…..?

> Sunflower II, Mixed Media Painting, ©2009 Jeane Vogel, 16×16 Is there a connection between artists being told what to do and the banality of most art seen in public places in the US? Bear with me here. The connection … Continue reading

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>Phoning It In

> Concentration, from the Game Series, ©2009 Jeane Vogel Photography, Infrared Photograph Everyone body does it once in a while: phones it in. Creation become mundane. Even work we love can become boring. Maybe I’m feeling sick. Maybe I’m feeling … Continue reading

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>George Bailey, meet Darwin

> “Potter’s not selling. He’s buying! And why? Because we’re panicking and he’s not.”George Bailey, It’s A Wonderful Life A room full of scared people trying to get their money out of a rickety, broken down, old Savings & Loan … Continue reading

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>The Muse of Change

> 01.20.09 — Let’s Get to Work!, © 2009 Jeane Vogel Photography. Hand-altered Polaroid Photography 01/20/09 — No More Excuses, © 2009 Jeane Vogel Photography. Infrared photograph In classical Greek mythology, there are nine Muses — the sisters of creation.  … Continue reading

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>Night Light

> Mars & Evening Stars, © 2001 Jeane Vogel Photography,  Cibachrome print There is something special about night light. It changes with the seasons. Cloud cover, moon phase, even air temperature can change the quality of the light after sunset. … Continue reading

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>Film vs. Digital

> Summer Storm on the Current River,  ©1980, 2008 Jeane Vogel Photography, Cibachrome print I got a shipment of Polaroid sepia film yesterday. It’s rare and when I found it, I jumped at the chance to use it again. I … Continue reading

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