Photo Lounge Meeting 5: AW, SHOOT.

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© Kari Wehrs, from the project “Shot.” This week’s featured artist.

If art is the bridge between what you see in your mind and what the world sees, then skill is how you build that bridge

– Twyla Tharp, “The Creative Habit”

SHOOT.

We get lazy. We don’t feel like going out. It’s too hot, or it’s too much snow. The light just isn’t right. We’re great at making excuses for not creating. This month I asked everyone to bring one new photograph- a task that sounds simple, yet can be daunting if we don’t prepare ourselves to create.  As artists we have dry spells, and it’s a normal part of the process. Another part of the process is getting out and shooting something new, no matter how difficult that may feel.

THIS WEEK’S FEATURED ARTIST

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This week we looked at the project titled “Shot” by Kari Wehrs.

From her artists statement:
“Present day ideologies surrounding the gun in America contribute to a cultural civil war. I have engaged in this work to better inform myself and to actively question others who support these various ideologies. Most of these photographic encounters have resulted in open and thoughtful conversation surrounding views of the gun, and nearly all have concluded with a verbal exchange of gratitude.

Throughout the varied experiences with participants for this project, the driving desire has been to push notions of disagreement directly in contact with notions of reconciliation. Just how close can these concepts get, and what, then, is found at their intersection?”

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Read the International Photo Mag, Lensculture article,  Aint-Bad interview, Photo-Emphasis interview, and see more of her work here. 

THIS WEEK’S SUBMISSIONS

Alex Mancini

Austin Soares

Coelynn McIninch

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Dan Kendricken

Maddie Maddox

Dan McCarthy

Lauren Robbins

Jess Voas

LAST LINKS

Lastly, here is a list of resources elaborating what we’ve mentioned during this meeting. If you missed or did not understand any references from our last meeting, please contact me. I’ll gladly add them.

Photo Walk Wednesdays – A group of Boston photographers that gather with models every Wednesday to take photographs and work on their skills.

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