10.03.2007

the endless question


I receive several emails each week asking what type of camera I use, and each time I am always a bit surprised. I guess that is because I really don't care that much about cameras, and to me they all do the same job: recording images. I would much rather discuss shoes, or jewelry.
We have at least 10 cameras around here, and I think great art and images I would love forever can be made from any of them.

The only photograph that I have hanging in my house that isn't mine, was taken by an artist who used a camera phone. I loved the photo before I knew about the camera, but then it made me even happier to buy it because it is right in line with my belief that, it doesn't matter.

That said, it is important to find a camera that you feel comfortable using, and DPReview is a great resource filled with people who love to talk cameras, and techniques. Me, I am going to go play with my camera phone.

***The photograph above was taken by my 4 year old. Who when I asked what camera she like using best said, "I really don't want to talk about cameras."
I guess that makes two of us.

6 comments:

Caroline said...

I know -exactly- how you feel.

:)

Azma said...

Hi! I love the website's new look. Great photo, and a wise comment from the artist...

Jennifer said...

Alicia - I am one of the many who have asked you what camera you use - being a printmaker who also loves photography - for me it is often about the process. I love the process - it is part of the artmaking experience for me which also includes the tactile of the medium - the feel of the camera. My husband (landscape painter) feels the same as you and when we go to a gallery or museum together it is always our ongoing debate. A joyful one - but a debate none the less. For me - it brings me more joy when I know the process and can see it in my mind - just like it made you happier to know that it was a camera phone! Thank you for this post - it adds to my picture :)
As always - love your work!
Jenn

Cathy said...

so true... now i have a digital SLR, but i have just as many pictures from my crappy 35mm camera i owned as a 12 year old that i absolutely adore! i'm not a professional photographer but have always LOVED photography...for me it's all about trying to catch that one moment in time - fleeting but beautiful...

Dandelions & Daisies Photography said...

A perfect comment! And people need to know it isn't the camera it is the artist behind the camera that makes such amazing pics ;)

maditi said...

I love this post very much!!
your daughter is very wise :)