For the last year I have been experimenting with photography, not just any photography but with an iPhone (iPhoneography). I have not shown this on my DA site for a few reasons, one it’s very experimental and not really part of my artistic endeavors. Two, I don’t want anyone to think that this experiment will take away form what I want to do and that’s to draw better and continue to grow conceptually. Three, its nice do distance myself under a guise and not get the, “I like your drawing much better” comments or worse “I like these photos better than your drawings”. That would have disturbed the flow of this year long experiment.
My vision was to take a photo every day for a year with the iPhone some are heavily manipulated on my iPad with apps other’s not at all. Some came out great while others where a total disaster but all where a learning experience. Most are about composition in everyday things I saw, and how to affect the mood. It was the best year I have had in a long time as an artist as far as "experimentation" goes.
Most of these photos hold to my “artistic language” some have been transformed into encaustic (bees wax) and will be shown with my drawing, but framing a photo and calling it my art will probably never happen. I have to be more physically involved and reinvent them, I might draw some but even that is a long shot. IPhoneography is still more about the nucleus of an idea then a completed and executed art form at least at this stage. I do NOT want it to take away from my time at the drawing board.
Matter of fact I’m going to keep on doing this for a 1000 days but this is the only time I will feature one of these as Nimra, I still want to keep them a separate identity. If you are interested in seeing these works, please take a few minutes and check them out comment if you like and I hope they are of some interest. My alias is Gerald-Bostock and here is the link. [link]
As always thanks for looking, I have started a new drawing I might place it as a wip I haven’t done that in a while.