art is a prejudice. what one sees is only what one’s own two eyes can see.
objectivity is impossible for artists, photographers, humans- because the same thing is seen differently by each, always filtered by feelings, attitudes, what we know and what we think we know.
when was the last time you saw a monster? when was the last time someone pointed out a monster that you were unable to see? what do you mean when you describe something as monstrous? how do you depict someone as monstrous? what is a monstrosity?
you may be quick to rank the monsters, wild things and what’s hiding under the bed as the illusory concerns of children (as though you couldn’t be bothered with the ranks of those things…) but YOU are an adventure seeker and an artist and YOU understand that illusions are real and that- always– there exists within us our own creative child.
don’t be prejudiced against monsters. don’t deny their existence. don’t judge them. don’t file them away then pull them out for halloween or the full moon or the dark of night. (or do all of the above if that’s all how you see it!) this week’s assignment is about monster photography. any and all responses to the theme: monsterpiece– should be conveyed photographically. whatever you photograph and submit should represent how YOU see monsters. sharing your representations- your masterpieces- will allow EVERYONE to see how you see monsters… and then they can decide for themselves…
cookie monster?click for photo credit
she-monster?click for photo credit