I’ve been using video for a while now although I have been in total denial about it. To me, my work is all about the still image, the collage, the wall based artwork, and very rarely has anything to do with moving pictures of any kind.
The trouble is that photographing my finished artwork is a complete nightmare. My collages are actually varied in depth to a point that if I simply photograph them I flatten the image back down to nothing again. The best way to see and appreciate the slight and complex layering in my collages is by video. To see exactly what I mean click on one of the video links to the right of this post or click here.
I’m not a film-maker and using the video facilities on my little compact Canon (or on my phone) is less than ideal. Everything is wobbly and it takes me many attempts to get everything focusing just right. I’ve finally come to terms with the fact that I need a proper video camera. It should make recording and sharing the details in my artwork a lot easier. Oh and of course I can use it at Couture Fashion Week next week in New York.
Meanwhile I’m continuing with my Walk/Listen/Respond project…
Rules:  Set MP3 to random album,  Walk,  When what you hear can be represented by what you see then take a photograph,  document your findings,  no edits, no crops, no photoshop or alterations of any kind
Results: Day 8: Pink Floyd ‘Meddle’ San Tropez