This year my entry for my Photo Project: Buying Prints from Your Favorite Photographers 2009 focuses on artists with a fine eye for observation. One thing I’ve noticed about creative work that I’m attracted to is they almost always incite the same core reaction from me.
I wish I had been in the right creative mindset to see that.
First up is a photo from Joseph Rossbach titled “Small Worlds”. I first saw this photo on a photo forum we both frequent naturephotographers.net or otherwise referred to by members as NPN. I was blown away when I saw this the first time and I’ve since revisited Joe’s site and Flickr photostream several times to look at this photo.
Aside from having the creative mindset to see this subject I’ve always been attracted to the patterns, lines, details, composition and over arching abstract nature of the ice. The cold atmosphere and fine details add to the attraction to this photo all the more.
While not photography specifically my next purchase is photography related. I picked up two signed prints from Aaron Johnson creator of What the Duck. If you haven’t seen What the Duck then you’re likely one of the few. Be sure to check out his interview: EXIF and Beyond: Aaron Johnson Creator of ‘What The Duck.
I couldn’t help pick up more than one print after digging through the What the Duck archives. With collecting in mind I decided to buy the very first What the Duck cartoon:
I’ve always been a sucker for this one particular What the Duck cartoon. I appreciate the message here because its in line with my personal philosophy of relying on my camera not software to capture a photo correctly.
There you have it my recent purchase as part of this years buying prints blog project. I’ll be posting results very soon so if you haven’t yet sent me your blog entry as part of this blog project do it today!
[tags]photography, blog project, buy prints project[/tags]