Tuesday, March 4, 2008

artistic shifts

this is my last real semester of college. i'm getting together this big cohesive body of work to be shown and judged by professors and peers, and I'm realizing that I'm tired of photography. I need a break. I've been in college for 5 years. I've been pumping out assignment after assignment, studio shoot after studio shoot, and it's never really been things I'm unbelievably passionate about. This is not to say they aren't quality work, but my heart wasn't really in it. I've been in a photographic rut for a while now. I don't feel passionate about it, and it translates to other parts of my life with a similar problem. 

so what do you say to all these judges and critics when you realize you don't want to be a photographer right now? what happens when it takes a degree in photography to realize you aren't passionate about photography?

what  i am playing around with, is printmaking. and it's going oh so well. 
i'll try to shoot some slides and post them up. I recently won an honorable mention in a student juried exhibition on campus for an 18x24 collagraph that really turned out brilliantly. 

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