Let me be polite also, please refrain from rephrasing my comments, it's not a very polite thing to do.Originally Posted by student
My images are of a genre that is most attempted in the history of art - portraitures of beautiful women. I chose it because I like it. I don't have to be different, I have to get better.Originally Posted by student
And to be very blunt, I shoot sex and sensuality. These are my images and I am proud of them. At this stage, I do not want to be different and see no need to, all I am striving for is to make the model even more sensual than they already are.
Why do I have to say the obvious, because that is what I want to say. I don't feel the need to have to photograph women in such a way that no one understands what I want to say, and then call it art, and call those who cannot understand, because there is noththing to understand, ignorant, narrow minded or even close minded.
I shoot beautiful models. I want to present her in her full glory, full of sexuality and sensuality. I am stating the obvious, and I want to state the obvious!
Pleasing the model, I please myself, but I do look to the model's judgement of the final image. She is the harshest critic of them all. If she does not like it, she doesn't, but if she does, I feel good about it. So, is there a problem?
Sorry, I do not see the photograph as a mirror.Originally Posted by student
I know you do. So, you can deal with the ass and apostle thing, I don't.
I see in Erica Lai's photographs, an attempt to create something out of nothing, and ended up still with nothing. I see her falling into the trap, make something no one really understands, and therefore, they cannot criticise, or even more appropriately, they don't know how to criticise.Originally Posted by student
This is a perfect trap. Majority of the people, who don't understand the image, are too afraid to say they don't understand, and since they don't understand, it must be art, and they don't want to be seen blind to art. What a beautiful trap.
Am I speaking for everyone, no, I am not that self deluded. But, show her picture to the masses, and let them decide. Again, how are you so sure everyone will like and appreciate Ms Lai's work?
Again, art, the most important audience is the artist himself/herself. The second most important audience is the masses, not the fellow artists or the chosen few.
Mozart, one of the greatest composer of all time, was then considered by the emperor and the court/court composers, who were the chosen audience at the time, to be too brash, to pop, too mass oriented. Well, go figure!