I love these, enough said!! Anyways, , I am passing on the Versatile Blogger award to you, which is a blogger to blogger award. As much as this sounds like a chain, its a good way to route some extra traffic towards blogs that deserve them and showcase some extraordinary talent. If you need to know more about the “award” – http://photoppurtunist.wordpress.com/2011/04/28/versatile-blogger-award/
Nothing new in these images, they are actually quite bad from a composition point of view. They are all cropped up and make it difficult for the eye to follow the subject matter. Then there is all the blah…blah about insecurities and all that rubbish and the art talk and the lack of a decent darkroom… We all processed our images in the bathroom and have been doing so for a long time. If you went digital, that is your choice, but do not compare digital to traditional photography as they are two different things.
Anway, I hope that this criticism will improve your images. Maybe it is time to read once again the text books that I hope you did read while in art school.
Thanks for dropping by and giving criticism. The close-up viewpoint was intended to focus on details, sorry if that didn’t come across well. And I should add that I left art school with a deep hatred of “art talk,” that’s certainly not an impression I wish to leave with anyone!
As a budding fellow cyanotypist, after discovering your work and about how you develop your art I couldn’t help myself, I had to comment – Kudos and a big Thank You for sharing your process, which is a lot more than I can say about other “fellow cyanotypists.” Why anyone would knock going digital is beyond me if it works, but then some people pretend their more ingenious than others because they believe old school is the only way to be true to the form or some such rubbish. I think you’ve posted some great work and I look forward to seeing more of it. You’ve given me lots of ideas for my own process and I appreciate it!
I wouldn’t worry too much about meaningless criticism that offers no direction arising from the insecurities (arrogance?) of others. After all, you can find an art critic behind every camera in the country.
Nice to find your blog. I also have one called Jen’s cyanotype muse on http://www.jennifereurell.wordpress.com if you are interested. I came across yours looking for some info on toning that didn’t involve too many nasty chemicals – so thanks for writing your processes up.