The female form a subject of mine and the rest of the art world forever. Arnold said I was a lazy sculptor followed by his laugh. The movement of the body through the image frame mesmerizing in it’s beauty. Light dances around the curves. Strong stunning form. I’ve been asked why no men? I agree with Elaine [from Seinfeld] “women’s bodies are a work of art men’s bodies are utilitarian for getting around like a jeep.”
But the eyes of a model, sometimes you know right away that the connection is right, again it is the eyes. Her eyes are my eyes, my eyes are hers, speaking volumes to those who listen. They speak and dance in a language that only we can hear it is magic! We work, talk, laugh and the time disappears. She is a mirror of my reason for creating, an alphabet for me to comment with, we dance this creative minuet both thinking we are in control both knowing that neither of us is, there is only the moment it is brief, lasting forever.
Shapes created by light, eyes and wonder is there. Figure studies of mine are favored by collectors. More then half of these connoisseurs of mine are females.
A simple torso study much of my work is highlighted by it’s simplicity. A difficult concept to grasp. There is no need to understand why an image moves you. What is important is that it does.
Way pre Photo Shop the 80’s I began exploration of the figure abstracted. Creating an alternate environment often gravity free. The image below could by hung with three different bottoms.
Four if you can handle the breasts at the bottom. It simply does noting for me that way. So much of my work will never be seen this portfolio has over 200 negatives. Many not printed or scanned. The Connecticut Archives will be home to my journalistic, documentary work. But my art has yet to find a home.
j esford says
beautiful work pjc. well done. peace.
Peter J. Crowley says
Thank you John enjoy. peace
But Peter, sometimes a Jeep can bee a work of art too (especially if you are Greek)!
And reg: “There is no need to understand why an image moves you. What is important is that it does. ” I agree, but my question is: does understanding why an image moves you enhance your understanding?
This is the argument I have with my professional musician friends/teachers: they claim it does, that an academic understanding of music enhances the joy they derive from it. I do not know. For me, trying to analyze music academically is distracting.
ach! That should have been “be”, not “bee”!
Peter J Crowley says
I am firmly in the moves you category. I worked for many years as a theater production photographer. I found when watching a movie I would see the mistakes viewing the show as a tech critic or academically. Studying not feeling. peace pjc