What makes a photo a piece of Art? What makes my photo stand out about anyone else’s, what would make it worthy to hang in a gallery in London (other than me being dead 🙂 ) What makes it more than a record shot,more than just am image …
I visited London – I discovered my wide angle lens converged the angles of buildings if I was not straight on at them, but the same applied to capturing record shots of art at the Tate modern. I photographed pieces that caught my eye, that interested me and although they may be created by famous artists … and it some cases worth millions… but I don’t understand how they can be acknowledged as “art” either.
I even took photos of people looking and interacting with the artworks… did that make the art more interesting? It made it more than a record shot of the image, it was a photo of people reacting with the art, and the scale of the building in which it was contained.
I think my favorite image was this one – this one is of a collection of photographs, but I choose to portray it as black and white with someone looking at the art. I feel this one has a story tell – but gallery worthy… I don’t think so – just a record of the event!
So back to my question? What makes a photo, art?
I am none the wiser, maybe if I has explored a photography exhibition I might have come to a conclusion, or maybe if I knew more about famous photographers, ones who have changed history, who developed new techniques, who captured thought provoking moments in time … but for me personally to like something enough to put it on a wall, it has to tell a story, evoke a memory or have meaning to me… the meaning is not always the one the created would have wanted it to be!
Will be pictures be considered Art … I don’t know but after reading this post on finding and working with a mentor – at the very least I hope some of my images are inspiring!