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Wednesday, 17 October 2012
The Artist Unleashed: PHOTO IMPACT: USING IMAGES FOR WRITING by DG Hudson
“I'm using my art to comment on what I see. You don't have to agree with it.” ~John Mellencamp
“Allowing an unimportant mistake to pass without comment is a wonderful social grace” ~Judith S. Marin
“I don't ever try to make a serious social comment.” ~Paul McCartney
“I'd make a comment at a meeting and nobody would even acknowledge me. Then some man would say the same thing and they'd all nod.” ~Charlotte Bunch
“Probably what my comment meant was that I don't care about the circumstances if I can tell the truth.” ~Sally Kirkland
“We're not going to pay attention to the silliness and the petty comments. And quite frankly, women have joined me in this effort, and so it's not about appearances. It's about effectiveness.” ~Katherine Harris
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It was great to see you here, D.G. Your Sphinx photograph was stunning. All your photographs are great captures, taken with unique perspectives.ReplyDelete
You must have quite a collection of frozen moments in time at your home. Great, insightful article. Thanks, Jessica, for having D.G. over at your cyber-home, Roland
Actually I do, Roland, and not just because I live in Canada. My mom was an avid photographer, and instilled a love of it in me. It's quicker than painting or sketching, and I can use a photo for painting later if I want.Delete
Glad to see you, too, Roland!
I'm not much of a photographer or traveler, but I still think this is a great post. I am somewhat visual, but oddly enough, the biggest thing that inspires my writing is maps. Dorky, I know, but it is what it is.ReplyDelete
Not dorky in my mind. I love maps, too. Especially old maps, love seeing those in museums. I have a map of Paris on my wall with pushpins to mark spots. Hubs and I both have a fondness for maps. (maybe you're a latent traveler, Matt, looking at those maps and thinking about it. . .?)Funny though, I have no sense of direction.Delete
Jessica, thanks again for sharing your blog with me today. It's an honour for me to be asked.ReplyDelete
Sorry about the bulleted items showing the coding, I hate it when that happens. Will email you with a html copy to fix.
I don't use many photos, but I do like to use images in my blog posts. All text is difficult to read.ReplyDelete
I think the same rules apply, Alex, a visual breaks up the information. Thanks for stopping by.Delete
I love taking photos. I take loads of them and often use them as inspiration when I am writing. I also use them on my blog for almost every post.ReplyDelete
Nice to meet another photographer, Sharon! Sounds like we think alike in using our images with our writing. Thanks for stopping by.Delete
I take pictures and I blog, but I can never seem to bring the two together! Time and how I manage the photos and the writing (files, devices used) just seem to be too disjointed. If I ever get my acts together, though, I know it would improve my blogs...but never come close to the art you manage, D.G., with the amazing photos and weaving them into your written work!ReplyDelete
I think part of the reason I have taken to writing is because I imagine scenes that my very limited skills as a visual artist could never hope to recreate. My talent for "painting pictures" lies solely in the tool of the written word.
Thank you for the very informative/instructive elements of this post, D.G.! Happy writing & picture taking!
Hi D.G. I am new to this site, it is fantastic, by the way. Your post about photo impact is great for inspiring my writing. I am on my first novel, and was stuck when I could not see my protagonist clearly, although I could write about what she did, I could not write about how she felt until I pictured a popular singer, movie star, who fitted her attitude and looks. I then googled the picture and now am merrily on my way to finishing my first draft. Setting is another thing I struggle with, so the photo idea is great. Thank you for your inspirational post.ReplyDelete