Photography is an art, a science, and a skill (one that I personally adore, but struggle to master). Here be a little history on this art-science-skill fest we call photography.
Behold the first ever selfie courtesy of Dutch chemist, Robert Cornelius in 1839. Prof pic status.
First Color Photo
1861 brought us the first ever color photograph by James Clerk Maxwell. A Tartan ribbon was photographed three times and then projected onto a screen with a colored filter used in the photo taking process.
First Digital Photograph
The first ever digital image was a scan of Russell Kirsch’s three-month-old son in 1957.
First image on the Internet
Behold: Les Horribles Cernettes. This all-female pop group were the first lucky ladies to grace the inter-web in 1992.
and my personal favorite contribution to the world of photography…
Now in my dreamworld I own a Canon DSLR camera,
but for now I rely heavily on IPhone for capturing images – I highly recommend investing in some extra lenses to play around with. It adds some variety to a camera with very few options
PS love me some instagram
As an artist, I find I have a constant supply of inspirational material floating around at all times. Between the magazines, art books, websites, musicians, and sketches, there seems to be an infinite number of ways to spark an idea. This blog is an opportunity for me to share what inspires my work while hopefully gaining new ideas from others. Currently studying to be an art teacher with the hopes of becoming an art therapist, I am constantly searching for new lesson ideas as well as the newest research on art’s therapeutic tendencies all while working on my own portfolio.
My hope for this blog, is to create a space where I can share my sparks of inspiration with others while accumulating new ideas from others with the intent of creating a community of shared ideas and support. Now doesn’t that sound lovely!
As we enter day 11 of 2013 (procrastination at its finest) I hope this blog will provide a place for the sharing of those sparks that inspire anyone/everyone’s creative endeavors. When I’m not creating I get grumpy, so here’s to a year of inspiration and creativity that will keep me happy 🙂 So share away and enjoy! I hope someone will find some art sparked.