The Eyes Have It

10 08 2009

I got a phone call from an ‘art’ aquaintence wanting me to create an iris (of the eye) that everyone could recognize. Now, I told him about Photoshop and how the majority of my artwork is photography, airbrush w/acrylics, and pencil & ink. Oils only hold a fascination to me if the work can not be completed otherwise. I could tell he was dismayed.

Art has changed over the years but photography has been in the (proposed) forefront since about 320 BC. Aristotle and Leonardo Da Vinci were both fascinated by it. This is where great minds met in unison. The Camera Obscura was theoretically devised to capture elements of nature (mainly light) onto a medium sensitized to light. As we now know that VERY few mediums are NOT sensitive to light, we can record on almost anything.

I don’t preach what art is (as do many of my ‘artsy’ peers) but I do understand ART. Drawings and watercolors have been used throughout the years to make scientific observations (just look at Pierre-Joseph Redouté’s works) that are now made solely through the camera. These earlier observations are now considered ‘Art’ because the reasoning is that the scientist had to understand and record his subject. This is what a photographer needs to do today.

Let’s kill the ramblings of my ‘artsy’ friends who create the same thing over and over. Branch out into nature and technology and live the experience. Please, just KNOW your medium.

Here are a few of my creations anyway. Photoshop and know-how go a long way.

Blue Eyes with Fish

Blue Eyes with Fish

Brown Eyes with Fish Tattoos

Brown Eyes with Fish Tattoos

Green Eyes with Fish

Green Eyes with Fish

Green Eyes with Fish Tattoos

Green Eyes with Fish Tattoos

Red Eyes With Fish

Red Eyes With Fish

Rainbow Eyes with Fish Tattoos

Rainbow Eyes with Fish Tattoos

Story and ART © 2009 Kathleen Bjoran

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