Monday, July 02, 2012

Beached


Beach_9221, originally uploaded by carolsLittleWorld.
One from the recent beach shoot. This is what the shoreline of Texas, at the Gulf of Mexico looks like (in case you were curious.)

In other news, I was talking with somebody the other day who told me she does not like to use the term "artist" to refer to herself.

"Why not?" I asked. "I mean, isn't that what you do?"

I take it there are some folks out there who don't consider themselves "artists" or maybe there are some photographers out there who don't consider photography to be art? I'm always confused by this, I mean, to me, photography is a kind of art, it's a specific medium. Photographers are artists and, heck if you're doing something, why not say you're doing it? Why mince words about it? If I were a doctor, lawyer, Indian chief, I'd call myself that, no? So what's so special or different about labeling oneself an artist?

I guess it's just something to think about and maybe more on this subject in an additional topic.

Until next time...

2 comments:

Lin Floyd said...

You are a photographic artist...try saying I'm a writer or a poet-it took me awhile...lol!

Carol said...

I was a writer for a while (paid, professional even.) I was always surprised at how many people did not believe me when I said that or, conversely, used to look at me funny when I said it (like I must be "smart" or something. As if they never met one before!)

I was paid to write a giant application for a University and also worked as a technical writer for a time. I've also published articles and such, so I have no problems with the word writer.

In general, I have no problems sharing what I do, I think it's more other people that have problems hearing certain words.

For some strange reason, certain words seem to set off certain people (words like artist, writer, etc. can really set some people off. But what if that's really just what you do?)