What is Art?


After this morning’s fantastic shoot with Alyson, I was at home catching up on the “admin” and checked Twitter to see what’s going on in the world of photography (you need to have a break sometime!). There was a tweet from Damian Lovegrove, one of the industry leaders and innovators in the UK, where he was writing an article on photographic art and asked “what is art”?

A number of my peers around the country responded, and I chipped in with “Art is whatever you want it to be” – so it rather caught me by surprise when people agreed! The point is, that everyone’s tastes are different, be it with regards to photography, painting or whatever. There are those who will say that “art” is classical in style, some will say it’s something that draws an emotion from deep within you, but I think it’s just whatever you like – there are no rights or wrongs. Forget the pretentious opinions about art, and just enjoy it!

This photo of Chloe could be considered to be “artistic” by some, but I love it for what it is:

Think I need to add that quote to my site and Blog – it’s quite good (even if I do say so myself!) 🙂

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