I'm an artist. That doesn't mean very much. A lot of people are and a lot of people are better at it than I am
I wanted to say I don't look for Kodak moments. I don't like smiling pictures. Part of that is because I have formal training and no one smiled for pictures until recently. It's just what I'm used to. Having a picture made wasn't fucking fun for about the length of civilization. But I do look for insightful pictures
This is a picture I like because it shows a very sad person.
I thought it revealing
And I turned it into this
Same picture. Maybe not as sad.
I tell people I'm a camera sometimes because I'm not an illustrator. I can look and copy. I can't draw whatever is in my imagination. But I'm not really a camera. I can think and make decisions. I can take sadness and make it pretty because it is.