QUOTE (Gerard @ Jun 4 2010, 10:32 AM)
QUOTE (Ananda @ Jun 4 2010, 01:17 AM)
Really dig the imagery there, for what little I just got started with. I will have to digest this in increments. Don't know why, but today I was drawn to the scale-model residence art (some call it a doll-house
) seriously, where do you get the setup for these!
Thanks, I'm glad you like them, don't get indigestion! The set-ups I get from collecting a lot of stuff from flea-markets and found objects and friends give me a lot. And then I had to give up my living room, I only have a 2-room flat.
This is a picture of my ex-livingroom
. On the left is the light box I made the sand pictures on and I'm using that now for old slides from magic lanterns. In the middle the "studio" with work in progress (no backdrop or set-pieces yet), and stuff all over the place.
Expansive art images can emanate from small environments, as you and many other artists have proven over the years. This could be a whole new thread on GR, to show your creative space online, the place where people either work at home or create in their extra time away from work. Its the true spirit of the artist that will sacrifice living space for creation or studio space.
I love how with simple everyday materials and regular hardware type lighting you were able to make the stage where your doll or figurine photos are shot. The books in the shelves spark an interest to want to walk over and see the titles, same with the photos on the wall and the figures on top or on the bookcase. Mr. Penguin on the floor is not hard to notice eventually. (Something Paganini would of appreciated) Your light table on the chair is nice touch, much more space efficient than a large light table taking up a big part of the room (I have both, and once committed to a large table model, you are stuck for life with a space taker)
I have always enjoyed seeing photos of artists studios and workspaces. It is amazing to eventually learn how so many created in a living room or bedroom and not large studios attached to the house or in an old warehouse.
Where one creates informs what is created in some ways, so it was really nice to see the studio space in your living quarters Gerard. The Jim Reeves song "Welcome to my world" was a nice soundtrack to listen to while looking over the photo also, nice touch.
My studio space is very small too, an extra bedroom in a small townhouse, though parts of what I do is actually spread all over the place. That strange world where old easels and drafting tables fight for space with computers, scanners and printers, not to mention found objects, boxes of reference and books everywhere, then the wall space full of images, some mine, though most from others or things of interest. Now to get the courage to make a photo of the place and show it
I think Ill have to wait for a clean up period first.