Windshield Rain drops Jan 8th 2020
Just a few from a past life I have visited in the last couple weeks. TriX
Perhaps my most loved image from Willi Three Doors, all open many roads before me adventures unfolding. Whidbey Island Wa. Teach Photographic Philosophy. ArtSpace Norwich 2001 a studio a new mill town to wander and create. An Art community gallery shows many friends. A theater across the street, an award. Writing a column on Nikonians about seeing, using your camera not being used by your camera manual images made in your mind understanding of creative process.
The Balloon Festival an antique auto show. I see graphic studies of light be it an old car or a nude. “All anyone ever photographs is light the subject merely a vehicle to transform the light into emotion.” A mantra that I live by today. In the mid nineties as AI had griped the film camera industry Auto Everything. Still through my column, speaking to Photo Clubs tutoring Studio workshops in Norwich many embraced the idea of thinking.
Arnold cutting stone from “a lazy sculptor’s work.” There was never enough time to be sipping tea or working on a documentation. He gave me this piece created from my photo. “I’d rather work from Peter’s Photographs then a a live model.” He told Claudia laughing as only Arnold could. ” The models always talk too much and have to go pee” His images allow me to see the front, back, sides at the same time.” Trips to the Port of Galilee he would sketch, I’d make color photos his easel “you are much easier and fun then lugging all the paints. At home he would use my photos and his sketches to paint from.
The Muse a chance meeting in Paradise at lunch. Next morning the Studio on Bellevue and years of sessions. Hundreds of images many never printed or scanned. Reaching into my 80th decade they may be lost.
Working with a single person repeatedly you may think is repetitious boring. But no way each session was new with wonderful moments each a highlight. Thoughts about our work, hers and mine.
Here I show studio work with women, motion emotion, eyes. I’m asked why no men? Seinfeld said men’s bodies are utilitarian but that isn’t it at all men’s walls are thick rarely are their souls within reach. Women have been celebrated throughout time in art. Yes there was David but in my life he is almost impossible to find and I wonder if Leonardo worked with a camera what would David’s eyes say.