Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Sally Mann Photography

Art 21 Interview

She talks about how she could easily buy a perfectly good camera lens, but she really prefers the old beat-up ones.

"—but my most prized lens has one of the pieces of glass askew, so when the light comes in it it's refulgent. It just bounces all around and does this great sort of luminescent thing on the glass can tell a good ruined lens right from the get-go....they are the ones you find in the trash cans of old photo studios, in some ghost town in Iowa. I mean, that's the kind of lens I'm looking for."

Why? It's more interesting, it's fun to not always know how your artwork is going to turn out. I feel this way often, especially with watercolor. I have yet to take photography but I'm very excited.

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