A friend recently asked me if they should go into photography or stay out of it since its a pretty saturated media right now. My answer was yes, overwhelmingly yes, without a doubt yes, do it anyway yes. Why? I really believe that we are all so unique, with unique stories perspectives and loves, insights, idiosyncrasies that the world just does need another photographer. At this point, there are so many different styles out there and ways of expressing yourself with photography that haven’t been fully explored yet. I honestly have been seeing a lot of the same kind of photography everywhere I’ve been looking and yes, I think that no matter what if you want to do any kind of media you should, my one stipulation is: make it your own. Make it about what you gravitate towards no matter how weird or wonderful it is, we need your photography, not just another copy.
Oh hello, welcome to my blog, hacking a BFA. Is it an academic blog or is it just an art blog? I don't really know. Some of this might be relevant to art students only, some of it relevant to art amateurs......does it really matter? I invite you to treat this blog as an art buffet. If you want something more in depth...its here, something more geared to art newbies....it's here. Enjoy!
Melissa Cayford is an artist, designer and educator bent on making art and art education more accessible.