Oh yes, it's all busy, busy isn't it?
Life these days, so much to see, pin, tweet, like and DO!
Last weekend i popped into the city to see Eugene Atget
at the Art Gallery of NSW.
" Atget comprehensively documented the old city of Paris, recording its picturesque scenes, architectural details, and on occasion the people of its working and lower classes. In doing so he built a photographic archive of some 8500 images from which he derived a meagre income, selling his (mainly) albumen prints primarily as visual references for artists and designers, but also, as documents to Parisian libraries and archives." - AGNSW
|Rue de l’Hôtel de Ville - Eugene Atget|
So after enjoying the exhibition i took to the streets with my trusty iphone - thinking "what would Eugene do?"
Would he see this as:
This? perhaps he would. Or this
Using my favourite: photo toaster app, I got all sepia + a little vignette and hey presto!
you get the idea...
Sure, an afternoon in the studio would've been great, but an hour or so creating a few images inspired by someone else was very satisfying.
Have you ever created something after seeing an exhibition?