|18" x 24"/pastel and charcoal on heavy Bee paper|
I wonder if the exercise of comparing hand rendered art to photographic art is worthwhile? Certainly, I think, the immediacy of a gesture with charcoal, pencil or pastel in hand and the resulting mark(s) is different than the capture/impression of pixels...it seems almost that the difference is like a vacuum cleaner to a broom. The camera sucks in all the available stuff; the broom is guided as it collects. Interesting comment from someone who knows nothing about photography, huh?
I like trying to figure stuff out but maybe like some, try working at it with less than an adequate amount of information!
I do know from looking at this piece that I got myself perfectly. If the lens were pointed directly at me it couldn't have captured a better representation.