26.12.06

Jeepers Creepers Where'd Y'Get Those Peepers?

I love to take pictures. I especially like to look at/take pictures of really old buildings downtown and barns and houses out here where I live that are just so old that they are falling down. There's just something beautiful about those things to me. I don't go out and photograph the things I love to see often enough. So, I was thinking about entering this 2006 Photograph of the Year contest. There's $14,000 dollars in prizes to win. I really don't care if I win, though. Honestly. If I enter, the main reason would be just to get myself out of my house, go places and photograph interesting things and sometimes people. Old buildings tend to interest me more than people. I don't know why that is. Just a matter of taste, I suppose. Like some painters paint bodies (Degas and his dancers) and some painters paint other things (Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night).

I've seen photographs of everthing that could ever possibly be imagined to be photographed. I went to an art exhibition once and saw a set of photos of toilet seats. Is it art? I don't know, but I guess someone thought it was. So, I figure if someone can take pictures of toilets and have them be put on exhibition and make money from them, I can take pictures of falling down buildings and have it be proclaimed "art" as well. Art is in the eye of the beholder. Right?

It seems like it's a worthy contest if anyone else wants to enter. And who cares if you win? Granted $14,000 dollar's worth of prizes is a lot to get. It would be great to win, but I think the most important thing is that we get out and take the time to look at the beautiful things around us that we pass by every day and never notice because we're too busy being too busy.

Here's the info on it if anyone wants to know more about it. I'm kind of excited about going out and taking bunches of pictures.



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3 Comments:

Blogger Uisce said...

I like winning things... well I should say that I *would* like winning things, if I ever did, which I never have. You should definitely go for it, I think. Me, I don't really have any good photos.

December 28, 2006 10:37 AM  
Anonymous gel said...

Hi,
Go for it! (I entered a photograph in an art show when I had no new paintings and I'll email you about that...)

I'm excited just reading your post because you're so energized about this. My current post doesn't show a good photograph, but I love to shoot photos, too.

December 28, 2006 11:02 AM  
Blogger thebassman said...

Thanks for the great sponsored post! Voting has now started for the contest!

January 24, 2007 3:54 PM  

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