By denise karis
I am easily impressed with the unfamiliar. I think this is true for most people. When taking a walk with a foreign couple years ago, they were fascinated with a Cactus. Cactus are about as common and fascinating as dirt to Arizona residents but they couldn’t take enough pictures of cacti.
This used to be me with photography. I used to think every backlit photo, every blury background, every shot of a babies hand wrapped around a mothers finger was something to be marveled at. It wasn’t too long until I developed a choosier eye, or, until I became the Arizona resident, unimpressed with the cactus.
This is how you should be choosing your photographers. With a critical eye. Of course, nobody wants to judge someone elses art but keep in mind, this is art that is going on your walls so it should be compatible with your style.
So how do I judge art that I’m not familiar with?
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