“…in my forties I decided to become a photographer because it offered a means
of creative thought and action. I didn't rationalize this,
I just felt it intuitively and followed my intuition, which I have never regretted”
Nothing better said characterizes the photography and aesthetic of our guest today...
Nily Havel, a researcher at USC who picked up a camera late in life to fill in some
important areas of her life...and we're glad she did...and came to f8 Pasadena Salon
to show and talk about her work.
Nily has explored a wide variety of subjects from the natural environment to
the built environment of the city and still life. Below are just some examples
of the work she showed with her visit today.
We hope she returns to f8 Pasadena in the future with new work sometime soon.
from NYT Magazine 4-19-15 / by Teju Cole
The article describes a practice being adopted by photographers and creatives where images are harvested from the internet and remixed and recycled to form "new pictures and works of art."
These new works can take the form of a single new picture, a series of similar subject
photographs, a new book and even new gallery shows with these works.
The ethical and aesthetic value of these "new" works has yet to be decided in the art world,
among collectors, gallerists and museums.
We will revisit the "remix" issue at future meetings.
Lastly, Bill showed a short series of new abstract photography derived from
a photo shoot done a year ago along the railroad tracks in Atwater. The series never
panned out from a "wall" standpoint but now has been recycled into a pure abstract series.
The group had mixed comments on the the pictures. Obviously, the concept needs more thought
and work before it is ready for prime time.
Below is one example shown today...
Noted today was the recent acquisition of photography by Ansel Adams and William Current
by the Huntington Photography Archives.
We will discuss this further as details emerge from the Museum.