Just dropping in again! I need to update this blog oops
so my warning recently about Barbara Kruger-inspired work was unsubstantiated, I will expand on this when I get my head together a little. In the meantime I have some photos I took recently to post
I am finding myself becoming a huge fan of Barbara Kruger’s work; her approach, ideals, honesty, and influential nature.
I am also sorry for delays in replying to messages, I really appreciate them but I find it hard to always be in the headspace to respond with the answer deserved. So please don’t hesitate to continue sending your thoughts my way, I am thrilled to have your attention :)
I am really going through some sort of reality hell-scape recently and I feel just so strongly now that I must express it, and working with the blunt aspect to Barbara Kruger’s work will aid me to do so. Forgive me if my interpretation doesn’t seem to do Kruger justice but do understand this is my reflection and analysis of myself realities I am really struggling to come to terms with
I have been thinking a lot and this is what I have come up with
(Ode to the brilliant Barbara Kruger)
Childhood, referencing these photos from my childhood
From my second studio attempt. Had to go alone and set up the studio myself within like 15 minutes to put up a tall backdrop, two lights, a reflector, and the camera, then set up a shot digitally until composition was correct, then set the medium format RB67 camera we need to take our assignment photo finals with. Sigh, an arduous chore, and still have yet to learn whether my attempts were successful. Getting tired of lugging a heavy suitcase of studio/medium format camera equipment back and forth up hills all the time. To be honest, digital photography is more of my forte and I don’t feel I should be made to feel any less authentic/or guilty about that. I appreciate film and the processes and results and all that, but I just don’t think it’s for me. I have a hard enough time finding enough time in the weeks and days to have enough time to do film. Nor can I afford it for that matter.
Anyway, got off on a tangent; here is a digital shot from today