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Conceptual Creations - October

Wed Oct 29, 2014, 11:00 AM
Conceptual photography is about taking an idea and seeing it all the way through to the creation stage. I often struggled, in Art classes years ago, to understand what was truly expected of me when the Teacher asked for Conceptual Artwork. Then I slowly started to realise the basics behind the term Concept by looking at typical words and phrases and seeing how other artists had illustrated them. For example below, you will see an image entitled Sharp Tongued. It's a fairly common phrase and the photographer has taken that and visually reconstructed it. Conceptual Photography can make us realise how silly our phrases are when they are visualised, or how impactual they can be. Conceptual Photography can provoke thought, emotion and even more inspiration. Have a look at some of the top Conceptual Photography submissions below for the past month on DeviantART...

And gold turns grey by Dahud
Don't shop me now! by ettone
Music Overdose by thedaydreaminggirl
Strangled by Time by FlabnBone132/365 Demons and Angels by SophieKoryn
Veins by DorottyaS
Sharp-Tongued by MarinaCoric

Disfigured by MarinaCoric
A Rush of Blood To The Head by Sarah-BK

2015 England Calendars by Kaz-D
2015 England Calendars
They are here! The 2015 England Calendars are hot off the press and available to buy right now! They feature 12 high quality photographic images taken throughout 2014. The calendar is A4 in size and landscape in orientation. The cover is shown here plus a preview of all of the images for each month. Want to own a little bit of England? Now is your chance!
Price: £15.00
Postage: Free UK/European postage - quotes available for USA/Australia
Offers: Buy two get a third half price!
To order just note me or send an email to kathrynphotography@live.co.uk. I am happy to take payment via cheque, bank transfer or Paypal.
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We were both trapped in a queue of cars, four lanes on the motorway. It was 8am on a Friday and rush hour was creeping forward at a twelfth of the speed that it usually did. People sighed, some moaned, others dipped their hands lazily out of their windows catching the cool morning breeze. We were both there, you and I. My car crept forward almost as if it wasn't moving at all, my eyes focused on the road ahead, concentrating on the car in front - one eye on the van behind. It was one of those roads where the curves dropped away around a bend and into nothing. People craned their necks trying to see what was up ahead, what was keeping everyone back from their mundane mornings at their desks. I didn't want to look. But we were both there, stuck in the queue.

I flicked the radio stations to see if there was a news update, red lights cleared as the crowd inched forward again. Lane one, then two then three merged into four as flashing lights and signs warned them of an obstruction. Brake lights flickered as the cause of the delay became closer and closer still. Fire engines screamed down the hard shoulder, police cars, some marked - some not.

And then there you were. I was forced to pass you much slower than I would have wanted because of the onlookers in front, trawling along the road. I didn't want to look. I didn't want to turn my head, but somehow I did. There you were. The car door had already been cut away, the fire crew were working on the mangled mess of metal that had encompassed you. Your legs were bare, your clothes had already been ripped away. There was blood. Your chest was heaving, as much as it could do being pressed hard against the steering wheel. There was no sign of the airbag. Your car was one of those old ones and I found myself hoping the airbag didn't erupt now, with its deadly poison.

I almost smiled. How silly of me. Because there you were, dying. As this thought hit me so did the sudden clarity that you had a life. You weren't just a hold up in the morning rush hour. Your wife was probably still at home having said goodbye a short while earlier. Were you one of those powerful couples who rushed to work day in and day out and barely pecked each other on the cheek inbetween? Or had you recently figured out enough to make everything change - to make you realise that there was all the time in the world for the important things?

My car inched forward again, so many people were staring. I realised that I had joined them. An oxygen mask had been fitted to your face but it wasn't doing much, your head rolled and your chest was fading. Paramedics worked desperately. For a second your eyes opened a fraction and met mine through the car window. For just a moment the world became small enough to roll back and forth between us both. We were both trapped, there, on the motorway. I was there in the queue that your tiny car had caused by ploughing into the back of a transporter. You were there, in the queue, trapped mainly by the feeling that you wished everything could be the same as it had been earlier that morning.
Trapped
The writing bug has hit me again - only slightly. I realised that I hadn't submitted anything literary based since 2013... how awful! Almost a year had passed. This little piece came to me a few weeks ago when I was stuck pretty much in this situation on the motorway driving down to the coast for a training course. It's taken this long to word it and really, there's no real point as such - it just ends. But there we go. It's a start...without an end :D
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Kaz-D
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I came to deviantART looking for an outlet to share my literature work. Imagine my surprise when I look back now and find myself, eight years later, a Photography Community Volunteer and an avid Photographer. In fact, I've just spent a year taking a handful of Photos every day as part of the 365 challenge. If you want to talk to me about motivation, inspiration, finding things to Photograph and general 'sticking at stuff' then do please give me a shout!

I started off three years ago as the Abstract and Surreal Photography CV, I then took on Conceptual as well and now I cover General Photography along with 3wyl. My every day work, like so many of us here, is unrelated to Art almost completely.

I'm about to embark on a career as a Care Manager for my local council. I just finished studying a degree in Social Policy and Criminology and I'm about to move into my first house with TouchedD! In my spare time (whenever that is) I like to explore the world with TouchedD, poke dead things with a stick and take my dog who has naughty feet, for walkies.
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Conceptual Creations - October

Wed Oct 29, 2014, 11:00 AM
Conceptual photography is about taking an idea and seeing it all the way through to the creation stage. I often struggled, in Art classes years ago, to understand what was truly expected of me when the Teacher asked for Conceptual Artwork. Then I slowly started to realise the basics behind the term Concept by looking at typical words and phrases and seeing how other artists had illustrated them. For example below, you will see an image entitled Sharp Tongued. It's a fairly common phrase and the photographer has taken that and visually reconstructed it. Conceptual Photography can make us realise how silly our phrases are when they are visualised, or how impactual they can be. Conceptual Photography can provoke thought, emotion and even more inspiration. Have a look at some of the top Conceptual Photography submissions below for the past month on DeviantART...

And gold turns grey by Dahud
Don't shop me now! by ettone
Music Overdose by thedaydreaminggirl
Strangled by Time by FlabnBone132/365 Demons and Angels by SophieKoryn
Veins by DorottyaS
Sharp-Tongued by MarinaCoric

Disfigured by MarinaCoric
A Rush of Blood To The Head by Sarah-BK

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Kaz-D Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You are welcome :) thanks for stopping by!
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DustinPanzino Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank You so much for the DD!Relaxed
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Kaz-D Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You are welcome!
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Thank you lovely :heart:
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