“Photography for me is not looking, it’s feeling. If you can’t feel what you’re looking at,
then you’re never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures.”
by Skip Cohen
Because of the coronavirus and the pandemic, there are more people online than at any time in the history of the Internet. I'm one of those millions out in cyberspace looking at photographs and meeting contemporary artists. In my travels a couple of weeks ago, I stumbled across this phenomenal black and white image by Marc Morris.
I was blown away by the texture of the image and went off in search of the artist. Since the photo was tagged with "Tamron," I knew there was a possibility of a new guest for Tamron Recipes.
In this podcast, Marc shares a lot of great insight into his love for the craft, especially landscape photography. And when I mentioned how much I loved the texture and feel of the image above, he sent me one of his favorite examples of texture with the simplicity of the toast with raspberry jam to the left. Hey, he's the Chef in this series!
As I laughed about the image, I thought about what he'd sent me - and it was perfect for showing his love for that defining search every artist is on. In Marc's case, it's texture and a feeling, which he talks about in this new podcast.
Chef Marc's recipe is a click away, which we shared last week. Check out Tamron's 17-35mm F/2.8-4 lens with a click on the banner below. Follow Marc on his Instagram page, but don't just look at his photographs - he often writes about what he's feeling at the time, which gives his images more depth.
Are you looking for new gear? Click on the banner to the right and then bookmark the page. Tamron's current "New Year, New Gear" promotion ends on February 28.
It's been almost a year since the pandemic took hold. Over and again, I've shared the same kind of comment. It's critical to stay focused on your passion for the craft and your dreams as an artist. Everyone is dealing with the same challenges and the loss of so many freedoms we took for granted.
Even with the challenges, especially in business, the pandemic has given us something remarkable, TIME. Use the downtime to build your skill set, expand your creativity outside your comfort zone and become a more diverse artist.
Remember, "hunkering down" is about your health, not about your business, skill set, or your creativity!
Check out Tamron's programs for rebates, online education, and even some terrific contests to share your work. The Tamron team isn't slowing down and continues to support the imaging community the best they can. There are programs taking place all over the country, and especially in Cyberspace!
Images copyright Marc Morris. All rights reserved.
Check out "Why?" one of the most popular features on the SCU Blog. It's a very simple concept - one image, one artist and one short sound bite. Each artist shares what makes the image one of their most favorite. We're over 100 artists featured since the project started. Click on the link above and you can scroll through all of the episodes to date.