so, you know about me liking the following:
- music (listening and making)
- arms control/disarmament (especially biological weapons)
- reading fiction
but did you know that i like sketching and photography? sadly, the REALLY good photos i’ve taken of people were taken pre-digital days on the trusty pentax p3 slr (i have a 50 mm lens and a 200 mm lens) , and i don’ t have a scanner. so in true ghettoheather fashion i took pictures of some stuff i’ve done.
in art and music, what interests me are people, interactions, and their emotions. i take REALLY BORING photos of landscapes, and my sketches of non-humans are only so-so. i’ve done a still life or 3 i’ve liked (i usually LOVE doing charcoal reductions).
one of them is in my kitchen:
and the other two languish in my portfolio in the storage closet in the kitchen:
the best portrait i’ve ever done was done via cheating – i drew it from a photo. but the thing i liked was that i used a new technique (to me. i’m not cool enough to actually know what it’s called, but it was hard for me to do). i don’t have a proper copy of it, because i gave it to rockstar matty for his birthday about 5 years ago, so here’s a picture of rockstar matt holding the picture. more accurately, it’s a picture of the picture of rockstar matty holding the picture that’s hanging on my fridge:
and the best portraits i’ve ever done, of my hal (they’re hanging in my living room:
i love taking pictures of people, i love taking candids. in fact, i’d prefer if you not at all know i had a camera. sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t… but i like to capture that certain je ne sais quoi that disappears the second someone becomes self-conscious… if i can.
there’s some other stuff in the set which is located here. some of it is crap. but the point is this makes me happy.
and i haven’t done it in years… maybe i should.
(i’m also posting a bunch of pictures from maine and georgia to my flickr account, if you’re curious… they’re – more than anything – examples of how boring my landscape shots are)