Not with a gun! Although, I’ve always thought it strange that we use the word shooting for both guns and cameras. Working in educational television I would always stop short as conversations ensued about shooting classes. It’s a very weird cross-over.
But, that’s not why I write. Instead, I am contemplating the impact of transforming my paintings into digital files. Sometimes I look at one of my original paintings and I think it looks pretty good – then I shoot it. Why is it that I can see errors once a piece is digital? How is it that the platform upon which my art is viewed actually changes the way in which it is perceived? I’ve seen this so many times. In fact, I actually hold myself back from photographing a piece of art until I think I’m ready to really see what doesn’t work.
Does anyone else have this kind of experience when translating their work to digital?