I have always been one of those people who struggles making decisions. For me choosing Massey took a long time, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do leaving highschool. All I knew is I loved art and wanted to apart of the art field in my future. Photography has always been my passion, I love capturing events and people…my favourite types of work is capturing candid photos. They are photos where people are just experiencing life and are not posing for anyone. Those photos are always the most powerful photos, they show the world for how it is.
When I was younger I took art classes outside of school and my teacher taught me how to appreciate art, I fell in love with Van Gogh’s style of artwork. He expresses so much movement and passion in his paintings.
Van Gogh, Vincent. Wheat field with Cypresses. 1889. Oil paint on canvas. The Annenberg Foundation Gift, 1993. http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/436535
This artwork was inspiring to me because of how Van Gogh could make a simple field come to life through the texture of his brush strokes.
A photographer that I love the work of is Francesca Woodman, she creates these ghostly images of naked women, who appear like angels. They bodies free of clothes but not in way that is sexualised. Her work strips away the stereotypes of naked women is a sexy women but in fact it expresses to us that, women don’t need to be made to look sexy, they can just be who they are. A lot of her photos have movement, and are taking in black and white, her work feels quiet and the idea of peaceful destruction feels very strong.
Woodman, Francesca. Untitled. 1972-1975. Photographs, gelatin silver prints. HK Art Advisory + Projects. http://www.artnet.com/artists/francesca-woodman/untitled-a-4edDVRWCvjoAopCoUOc1MA2