Neale Stratford's blog of Art, Photography, Philosophy and more than likely Action Figures.
Monday, January 7, 2013
The Debate. 2013
If you have been following my art practice, The Debate,
2013 could be an image you think you may have seen before. I have said
previously that 2013 is going to be a year of renewal. A chance to sit
back, look over previous works, redo some if I feel that I could do
better. The Debate is one of those works that I felt needed a
bit of tweaking. In previous versions I had fictional characters
surrounding the debate. I believe this new version with 'actual' people
gives a stronger depth to the image. Also re-shooting on the better
quality camera and different lighting has given the image a better
atmosphere than the previous versions.
The Debate. 2011.
I don't have any qualms about revisiting old images to see if I
can improve. Others may say something like 'you have done that before,
leave that to history, move on, etc''. For some of my works, yes, I will
move on. Others, I look at and 'face palm' and think 'what was I on?'
and 'you idiot'. But that is the nature of the beast. as artists, we
grow, our tastes refine, we learn by our mistakes. I see some of the
artwork that I have produced in the past not as blunders that should be
forgotten but initial sketches for a greater works that as yet to be