HI there! I've been asked to be a part of a blog hop!! My dear friend Nina from Made By Nini emailed me a couple weeks ago and asked me to be a part of it. Nini is one of THE most talented artists/creators I have ever come across. She makes these amazing felted creatures- My favorite being the fox and she's a talented creator and sketch artist as well. You can find her blog at http://madebynini.blogspot.com/
How this is supposed to go is, I introduce myself, and then let you in on a couple other blogs/artists who I think you'll find inspiring, and next Monday, they will post their own version of this. So... here we go.
If you don't know me, then I'll introduce myself. I am Tara Denny, and I am a conceptual photographer. What is that? Well, check out the gallery page here and you'll find out. I tell stories with pictures. You can also find me on facebook at www.facebook.com/taradennyimages.
Now for the questions:
1. Why do I do what I do?
Because I have issues that I cannot easily work out with words, or express to people in the conventional sense. So I create the work I do to help me deal with emotions and stress.
2. How Does my work differ from others in it's genre?
I suppose with it's intent. What I create comes directly from my life. Some artists will think of a cool picture, or want to tell a made up story, but with my work, it will always correlate to something going on in my life. If I make a picture of a woman with her head exploding (i have!) it's about a time in my life when I was overwhelmed. If the image is of me with three faces, it's because I'm dealing with bipolar disorder.
3. How does my creative process work?
It's a bit like driving blindfolded down a highway at 80mph. I sort of don't know what I'm doing, don't know where I'm going, and know when I'm there when I stop. Often, I just need to create, so I'll shoot with someone and in the post processing will I come to understand the emotion I was trying to get out.
Now, technically how I work- I sketch an idea if I have one, take my camera and model out, shoot a billion pictures and then come home to edit. In photoshop, I can take hours or even days to put together an image.
4. What am I working on now?
Right now my energy is scattered. I haven't been able to create an image for a couple weeks. But I am in the process of printing, mounting, framing and hanging three of my pieces at our local Artlink collective. I got chosen to be one of only seven artists in our whole area to display work in their windows. It's kinda a giant thing for me. Also, I am writing what will be the outline of either a book or a workshop that probably won't see the light of day for at least another two years, but I feel drawn to the idea of sharing what I know and what I've learned.
There is also the matter of the underwater photography. I should be able to get something done in that sense before the end of next month. There is plenty of underwater art out there, but I have special ideas in mind.
Now that I've given my answers, I hope you'll go check out two wonderful artists next Monday when It will be their turn to answer the same questions and call out their own favorite bloggers.
Two creative conceptual photographers from Houston Texas- Bonnie and Gabe of 2 Creative Birds
And one crazy mad duck who is currently embarked on a harrowing 365 day project- Handy Andy Pandy hails from down under- You can find him on either twitter or G+
But his blog/website is at http://handyandypandy.com/blog/
There ya go!! Make sure you check them out!
Peace and Love, Tara.
My Fellow Fine Artists
Tammy Zurak of Z Photog Studio | Memphis, TN, USA | Fine Art/Illustrative Photography Gallery:
Pam Korman of District Photography | Philadelphia, PA, USA | Fine Art Photography:
www.bonniealrifai.com Fine art photography
Handy Andy Pandy