I was flying last week and got this with my drink:
When I started pursuing a second degree at the local art college a couple of years ago I was introduced to the term “creatives”. To be honest, it really rubbed me the wrong way, like it was a solution looking for a problem. Were we too cool for “artist”? Were only some people cool enough to be called artist? Everyone else had to be a “creative”?
I went out for drinks the other night and sat at the bar with the coolest bartender. When they’re really good, I could sit there for hours talking to them. He was making me drinks that weren’t on the menu, then we were kind of inventing drinks together. Is that art? Is that being creative? He was super passionate about his trade. He’s educated himself, he experiments and he creates and he loves interacting with his audience. And I believe art can be found in lots of places. “Is it a science or an art?” pops up frequently in the engineering world. What’s your take?
He made that butterfly to sit on the rim of the glass btw!
… so I’m getting it printed on metal to see how it comes out. I’d really like to do a silver gelatin on glass print but that’s a little pricey. We’ll see how it looks on metal first.
A good friend of mine got this shot of me the other night while we were walking around downtown taking photos. Right about the same time I got this shot of him:
We weren’t actually trying to get shots of each other, we were trying to get setup to get shots of a train coming through, but it worked out neat.