“It Looks Like A Painting!”

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As a photographer who began with film and will end with digital, the advances in the medium’s technologies (especially computer software) have transformed it in ways I didn’t imagine even ten years ago—is it photography? Illustration? Painting? The lines have blurred; whether you believe this has been an improvement or not will determine your approach to art.

With photography, you’ve captured a moment in time – it’s that moment only – and in painting, you play with it; you manipulate how time is presented. It’s about fantasy and illusion and the creation of desire.  — Mickalene Thomas

6 thoughts on ““It Looks Like A Painting!””

    1. Thanks, Judy. I think this one crosses in to “illustration,” but like many of those it began with a photo. Your kind comment demonstrates that the “what” isn’t of the greatest importance.

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