Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2007/12/08[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
In my experience most folks who "make art" (of whatever caliber in whatever medium) do it out of an inner drive. So it begins with the maker (sender) feeling a need to express something in some medium and form. Someone then reads the poem, hears the music, or views the photograph and they experience some feeling (perhaps even repugnant). This forms the basic relationship of the creator and the experiencer of the creation - a fairly pure relationship. When the viewer feels a need to comment on their experience we enter the world of criticism (whether positive or negative). This begins to muddy the pure relationship of creator and experiencer; and becomes increasingly complex when the "critic" decides to earn a living by their judgments. When the viewer feels a need to own the creation, or a facsimile of it, we enter the world of commerce; where we then add to the mix "value" and "popularity;" which further muddies the original relationship between creator and experiencer. When the layers between creator and experiencer increase to merchants (galleries, venues, periodical publishers), historians, museums, and the like - well - things have become a bit muddied. ;~) I think many of us appreciate the LUG as a fairly pure relationship between folks driven to create still images (for whatever reason) and experiencers of those images. Regards, George Lottermoser email@example.com www.imagist.com Picture A Week - www.imagist.com/paw_07 On Dec 8, 2007, at 12:18 PM, Philippe Orlent wrote: > For the sender of the receiver? Or for both?