Thursday, June 19, 2008

Smooth new adventures

Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek

Sooo It's kind of a long story but I will try to keep it short.
I guess my opinion on artistic subjects or artists in general always has been kind of square and black & white.

What do you picture in your mind when thinking about an artist? and what is artistic?
For me I am thinking an artist is someone that use some material to create a piece of work that most wouldn't understand. Then some will do the standard thing and put one hand in support of the head while exclaiming a hmmm as they study it.

yeah I know... But bear with me ;-)

Anywho, with that in mind and once (while browsing through an exhibit of photos) I was asked if I am an artist... First thing that comes to mind... No way.... I take photos, capture nature, moods, portraits and all that. But an artist... come on now!!!

But I guess I am changing a bit on that one. Now I guess I am an artist. Not that I am putting out my work and stuffing my nose in the sky with the "if you don't get it you #$@%#!@" attitude.
But I ventured into a new area for me yesterday (and no I am not camouflaging nudity as artistic... don't get me started on that one). Anyway, getting my project through and viewing the first test photos I got one comment.
"yeah it's kind of cool but what are you going to do with that!!!"

So yeah folks there you have it... I guess now I am an artist ;-)

But on to the subject and mini project. Just keep in mind these are the first I have ever done in this line and I found a few things to improve on. But everything has a first.

If you want to see images from someone with a little more experience and read up on the subject here is a few links:
- Reading material
- Photo collection


Jacki said...

Yeah, well...I still don't know what you are going to do with them.

Krista said...

Those are actually really cool! At first I thought it couldn't have been a picture, it looked like something designed, but then I realized it was smoke you'd colored.
They would make neat "mod" note cards!

Corey~living and loving said...

Very cool! Love the colors. :)

Peter Dyrholm said...

Thank you :-)
I think it's kind of cool and adding color to the smoke kind of gives a moody thing to it.
But yeah it's a photo alright ;-) Could be better on the focus and well this being the first time I learn a few things too :-)

Maggie May said...

Lovely art work. good fun!

carrie & troy keiser said...

That is pretty cool.

Cecily R said...

I have frequently been told that my idea of art is a little on the out there side of things. That said, I LOVE THESE.

So cool.

Peter Dyrholm said...

finally someone that can relate ;-)
as long as someone likes them :-)

hotmamabeads said...

I can picture them in a sparse white apartment, or oooh, really big down the hallway in an office building! Looks like art to me!

Peter Dyrholm said...

uhh I like really big... well except for the price tag but interesting idea.
Need to polish them a bit first since most came out slightly out of focus. It's a little hard to control since the tiniest wind moves the smoke...

thanks for good comments all :-)