Saturday, December 6, 2008

Thinking About Art

Events in my professional life (my writer life) created a need for a professional portrait. That's another story that I'll tell another time. I know several photographers in Phoenix, and when I knew I needed a portrait, I also knew which one I wanted for this job.

Tyson Crosbie is a photographer, but he's an artist who works in the medium of photography. The other photographers I consider to be commercial photographers. They all do very nice work, and I'm sure each of them would have captured great images for me to use. But I didn't want a standard corporate PR headshot kind of portrait, or even a pretty portrait or a creative/clever portrait. I wanted something unconventional, something real, something honest. I haven't always wanted that. Maybe it's my age, maybe it's the natural arc of my personal journey--I don't know.

I'm still in the process of selecting my final image, and when that is done, I'll write about the experience here. But in the meantime, I want to introduce you to my friend, the artist Tyson Crosbie, through his video blog (vlog). I especially like this post. Check him out, and watch his other posts.

1 comment:

tysoncrosbie said...

Thank you for this post. I look forward to many more conversations. :) We are lucky to be able to meet face to face.