Unknown Directions

By: Gustav Hoiland

Jan 16 2012

Category: self portrait

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Aperture:f/11
Focal Length:50mm
ISO:100
Shutter:1/125 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Circular Play

The mornings these days are consumed, in part, by a revived self educatory dedication to improving my software fluency. I heard the following phrase the other day and was dumbstruck by its alignment with what I would consider the bulk of my photographic practices over the past three years.

“TECHNIQUE IS AT THE SERVICE OF CREATIVITY”

If I don’t know how to technically create things, if I can’t understand images from a technical standpoint, I feel greatly limited. If I considered myself an artist, I suspect I’d be more interested in meaning and substance, but I am a visual creator in pursuit of the skills needed to create what comes to my mind. There of course is crossover between art and technique in my work, but let it be known that my pose and gaze here were done for no other reason than to see how they looked upon review.

I might add – continuous exploration and creation is at the service of my sanity.

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