Tighter-Framed Fisherman

By: danitacahill

Nov 28 2011

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Category: Fall Theme, Nature, Photography, Portrait photography, Reflections, Uncategorized, Visual space


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So here’s a tighter framed shot of the same man fishing the Willamette River in Albany Oregon near the Montieth River Park dock. (Please see my last post for comparison).

Still a lone figure with space all around, but the photo gives an entirely different feeling than the shot in last evening’s post.

I studied graphic art at Oregon State University. Not exactly journalism or photography, which is how I now make my living. But not really so different.

One of the classes I took was Art Appreciation. There were many slide shows in class, but what I learned the most from was the homework. Each week we were required to view an art exhibit in a nearby hall. We had to write down our thoughts and feelings about each piece of numbered artwork.

“I like it” or “I hate it” didn’t cut it. We had to write down how it made us feel. Then we dissected the reason why it made us feel that way by looking at technique, color, texture and brushstroke.

It took me awhile to get it.

But gradually, I came to realize art is emotion. Our own and the artist’s. Art = emotion. That’s all.

Instead of creating logos for businesses as I once did, I now create photographs and stories. Still creation. Still art.

And how does that make me feel?



3 comments on “Tighter-Framed Fisherman”

  1. I like it that in both this and the last post of the fisherman, his face doesn’t show. It lends a bit of mystery. He never did turn so I could see what he looked like.

  2. Hi Danita, not exactly what you had in mind perhaps, but it makes me feel cold, and thus I wonder why is he wearing that big hat for shade when surely there is no need. And doesn’t it look new and well kept and even though dressed in fisherman’s garb, this guy starts to look as if he is very particular about his stuff.

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