I’m running behind, so I’ll keep this brief. Another solid week of submissions for this week’s theme – HANDMADE:
Jodie Bennett 1
Jodie Bennett 2
Christopher D. Bennett
Kim Barker 1
Kim Barker 2
But enough dwelling on the past. Time to look to the future. We are all interested in the future, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives. And remember my friend, future events such as these will affect you in the future! This week’s theme:
POP ART might be a little hard to explain. But it isn’t a difficult concept. Here is a Google definition:
art based on modern popular culture and the mass media, especially as a critical or ironic comment on traditional fine art values.
You should be looking at logos, magazines, newspapers, comic books, advertising, and labels. Just as a beginning. Andy Warhol (another overrated baby boomer icon) made lots of money by exploiting weak people… I mean by making art out of Campbell’s soup cans and paintings of Marylin Monroe.
A way to look at POP ART it is art that you see every day, but maybe never thought about as art. But a graphic designer did have to come up with the design on that label on the bottle of Pepsi that you are drinking. Put a frame around it and put hang it on a wall. That is all the Pop Artist is trying to say.
I’ll throw in one wrinkle to consider. POP ART is also a style of painting. If you have access to any kind of painting filter, you could consider using it.
A MESSAGE FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHY 139 RULES DIVISION
1. The picture has to be taken the week of the theme. This isn’t a curate your pictures challenge. This is a get your butt off the couch (my personal experience) and put your camera in your hands challenge. Don’t send me a picture of you next to the Eiffel Tower, when I know you were in Iowa all week. I will point out that I have let that slide some in the past. I will not in the future. Since it is literally about the only rule.
2. Your submission needs to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11 AM on the Monday of the challenge. It should be pointed out that this blog auto-publishes at 12:01 on Mondays. So it wouldn’t hurt to get your picture in earlier.
That is it, them’s the rules.
A MESSAGE FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHY 139 SHAMELESS SELF-PROMOTION DIVISION
Nothing new to report. I’ll try to do better next week.
That’s all I got for today, so if the good Lord’s willin’ and the creek don’t rise, we will commune right here again next Monday. Hopefully it will be a very popular Monday!