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Random thoughts (and images) from a random mind

Things of interest to me paired with photographic images I've either been working on recently or alternate versions of things. You know, random.

More Archetypes

November 24, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

A quick post this week while I think through a more comprehensive one coming soon.

For now, two new Archetype additions

Judas.(c)2015 Gene Lazo Photography Judas.

SOlace.(c)2015 Gene Lazo Photography Solace.

 


Artifacts

November 14, 2015  •  1 Comment

It has been said quite often that "It is not a picture until its a print". And while that may be true and while I tend to mostly agree, is a picture itself art?

I've thought about that, and I've come to believe that a photograph/print is more an artifact.

The art of photography is telling very detailed stories in a non-linear fashion without ever using words. The print that you hold in your hand or the image that glows from your computer screen is a means to convey that story. But the art is more than just the commodity.

When a musician scratches hard words onto soft paper and makes blobs of ink represent a minor seventh chord, is that the art? Or is the art when those ideas are conveyed to someone by means of vinyl or performance?

When a dancer choreographs a routine, is that the art? Or is it when they leap and bound weightless across a stage and into another's soul?

So while I believe a photographer can be an artist, where does the art live? Is it a physical image, or is it something more?


Performers in these images were trained by and the Video Installation was created by Marielle Hare for The Ephemerals. Images were taken at a joint art installation presented by Lori Vrba, Tama Hochbaum, and Marielle Hare.

(c)2015 Gene Lazo Photography

(c)2015 Gene Lazo Photography

(c)2015 Gene Lazo Photography

(c)2015 Gene Lazo Photography

 


What kind of cell phone is that?

November 08, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

So, if you are going to piss me off, all you need to do is take a look at my work and say, "Wow. You must have a really good camera".

Yep. That's what it is. Here....put it on manual and let's see what you can do.

Aside from conveying an idea and doing composition and a variety of thing, I tend to use post production (judiciously) to materialize what I see in my head.

So when I went to the Grace Potter show at the Fillmore on Friday and I was taking some pictures from the front row with my cell phone, I figured I was free from that annoying phrase. Except that the fan-girl standing next to me looked over at what I had shot and said, "Wow. Great shots. What kind of phone is that?"

Can't win. Here are a few of those shots.

(c)2015 Gene Lazo

(c)2015 Gene Lazo

(c)2015 Gene Lazo

(c)2015 Gene Lazo