I know that photography is a drug. And I know I'm addicted. But I don't fight it. 'cause I can give it the euphemistic name 'hobby'...
Interview with Debi Fisher, editor of the Artgally News Palette.
ABOUT COLLAGES AND DIGITAL IMAGES:
I like collages. Among my most favorite artists are Jiri Kolar and Miroslav Hornicek. Collage is particularly attractive to me because I cannot draw very well - therefore I can make the pictures from what's available. In a collage, I can also assemble things in a new or unusual manner, in which they are never found in the real world, thus creating new worlds and new possibilities. Computer now can be a helpful tool, by virtue of either making things easier or making more things possible.
I was taking pictures as a small boy, but only recently started a bit more seriously. Being a graduate student now, the amount of my free time limits me to occasional shootings. What I especially appreciate on photography is its ability to capture a moment that happens once and then never again - and to save it to help our weak memory and let us share it with others. Camera lens is also able to extract a small detail from a broad view, as naturally seen by naked eye; by looking at this single frame, we can see things that would normally pass unnoticed, as the colorful theatre of life goes by, changing scenes every eyewink...
I think that photography - just as any other art - should do at least one of the following:
- bring the viewer new or unusual view of the world;
- show beauty;
- convey some message, stir up thoughts or feelings.
The more of these, the better...
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