Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Friday, May 1, 2009
I once took a class called Autobiographical Photography. As part of our assignment, we had to take a self portrait every day. Here are of the few ones I took while in that class.
I think I'm going to take this challenge upon myself once more. Before, it was challenging, but fun to be creative and also motivating to go out and photograph more often. These days, I find myself photographing less and less. I'm learning proper motivation and opportunities is so necessary for photographers to improve.
Every day is new and different. In daily self-portraiture you are documenting current feelings, issues, and states of yourself. Complete, photos create a portrait of daily life and a hint of one's life beyond the few seconds documented each day, including the past and the future.
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Though I live in Provo, my real love is for Sacramento, my hometown. Sacramento hosts an incredible (and popular) art walk every second Saturday of the month. I used to go religiously, and would often take my camera with me. Second Saturday was always the best time to meet and see interesting people, great art, and have a great time in the city. I documented the people and the events of the Second Saturdays I attended.
I think frequently attending local galleries is one of the best ways to be inspired and to network with other artists. It also provides an excellent photo journalism opportunity. Ask yourself what are other artists doing around me? Well, here's the best way to find out. Attend your art walk. Don't like in a bubble, people! Seeing actual art hung in a gallery does not compare to the alternatives. It's essential to appreciate art.
Hi, I'm Karisa. I'm a photographer, artist, and art educator. In this blog I will share various projects that I have done and that I am doing to document life. I don't only document my life, but the lives of those around me, and the culture and the people that surround us all. Photography's ability to do that is what makes it such a marvelous medium. I hope, in the future, to teach photography and to have greater opportunities to photograph. I will also use this blog to discuss how one could ably this to their art and in teaching art.