Posts tagged: art
Yeesh. Curious to see how this plays out.
Walking around Art Basel, this weekend I came across a few pieces in the Scope show that looked pretty familiar. There was a sampling of 3 pieces presented by the Robert Fontaine Gallery all by the same artist. I recognized my photography in two of them and the third was a copy of my good friend Marie Killen’s photo. When i got home a quick google search reveled that nearly his entire body of work was comprised of other peoples photography. No credits were given, though that wouldn’t have put the artist in the clear. Josafat Miranda hadn’t bothered to change the composition or content in any appreciable way, even though that too would not have put him in the clear.
For me, photography was a hobby, something i did for fun. But it was art. These weren’t candids, they were carefully composed, edited photos. The model traveled, did her makeup and helped style the shoot. Put simply, it was a collaborative artistic endeavor by me and the model Tracy P.
Marie Killen is a wildly talented photographer living in North Carolina. Photography is her passion and craft and she does it extremely well. In my opinion she’s one of the best photographers in her genre. Her shoots require far more work and planning than mine ever did. She’s developed, through hard work and practice, a recognizable style.
What Josafat Miranda has done here reveals a total disrespect for photography as an art form. He’s quickly and with very little creative alteration, harvested the yield of someone else’s hard work. What makes a painting strong, isn’t just the brush strokes and the rendering method, more, much more, than that is the composition, the subject matter and the hundreds of creative decisions that go into making an original piece of art.
Hey everyone I’m going to be at New York Comic Con from October 11th-14th in Artist Alley, table P-12. I’ll be doing 9”x12” sketches along with sketch cards. I’ll also do a couple of 11”x17” commissions and I should have some art prints there with me.
The prices are: Sketch Card = $5 9”x12” = $20 11”x17” = $75
If you want a sketch post here contact me by email
Julian is dope, go seem him at the con kids.
1. Rickey is the best.
2. Return of the Living Dead is one of my favorite zombie movies. Maybe my favorite. So great.
I’m gonna redraw some of my favorite horror movie posters in October and post them alongside the original posters! One per day — sometime throughout the day — along with my regular, Tuesday/Thursday VHS Notebook posts! Let’s see if I can keep this up… :)
First is my favorite: RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD! This Dan O’Bannon zombie punk-comedy is fun always and lame noways… or whatever. Watch it right now. RIGHT. NOW.
So good. So fun.
No we were thinking you were messed up every time Bob, but loved you for it.
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