Questions Without Answers


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I’ve got so many questions to answer. I really want to create images that have a place and start a conversation or spark imagination.I believe storytelling, while a buzzword right now, is one of the most primitive and deep-rooted methods of interpersonal connection. All of my work to this point has been devoid of people and devoid of narrative. They both frighten me because I feel that I’ll somehow mishandle one or both of them. What if I minimize the value of a person by making them a spectacle? What if I try to tell a story and completely miss the point? I sat down with myself tonight and just started writing down my questions, the advice I’ve been given and some of my goals. It’s at least a start. As for now, these questions don’t have answers. I know I won’t be able to answer them myself, but I really respect my mentor for this semester and am very excited for our first meeting on Wednesday. I’m going to ask him to assign me a few projects to hopefully kick start some other ideas. Not sure what is next, but I know I’ve really got to get out of my manicured obvious ideas and out into humanity where it is dirty and ugly and terrifying and where we find the unexpected.

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  1. Scott Bulger

    I went literally decades without including a human being in one of my images. You have to be ready for it, because as soon as you do, it completely changes the nature of what you are doing. Once there is a person in the work, the viewer instantly has something to relate to, something that they can put themselves on. It instigates a lot of conversations that you didn’t have to deal with prior.

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