Thursday, January 05, 2006

photographer shooting everyday life

erin of the inside/outside art gallery recently sent me an email reminding me of the invitation that i was given a few weeks back to particapate in a photography show that the gallery is having in february. the theme is going to be photography of everyday life (the working title is now "this is everyday shit, man.")
when erin first asked me, i repled something like "hell yeah, i specialize in shooting everyday life" and was excited to be included.
i kept the idea in the back of my mind and when i received erin's reminder i decided to explore what other photographers interpretations of "shooting everyday life" so i did a google search (i never had any photography classes) of *photographers shooting everyday life* and was suprised to see that the first two results was for, i was expecting all these high-brow musuems and art-sites to come up so when i seen that, i thought it was pretty funny.
anyway, i scrolled down that page a lil and found a couple things i didn't know about the legendary photographer garry winogrand such as: winogrand shot three rolls a film a day everyday of his life and thosands of those rolls still remain undeveloped. i also enjoy some of the quotes from winogrand:
"Photography is not about the thing photographed. It is about how that thing looks photographed."

"I photograph to see what the world looks like in photographs"

"I like to think of photographing as a two-way act of respect. Respect for the medium, by letting it do what it does best, describe. And respect for the subject, by describing as it is. A photograph must be responsible to both."

the "this is everyday shit, man" exhibit will open on february 10th and go through march 4th at the inside/outside gallery..


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