Monday, July 02, 2012
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...