- Arts and Design
My Sister's Art
Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Beholder -- Behold My Sister's Art
My sister, Joanne, is an artist and a photographer. Art and photography, are they one in the same? I would have to say yes, and if you disagree take a look at some of my sister's photographs shown on this page. Art has always been a controversial subject, and for some it most likely always will be. Artists are always pushing the conventional constraints put upon them by society and trying to redefine art with their newest works. In that sense, art is a growing thing, alive by virtue of it's birth in the artist's fertile imagination.
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What Is She Taking A Picture Of?
My sister's art has taken on many forms over the years, but she always returns to creating images with her camera. That amazing little box that can see the world and stop time just long enough to capture an image. That image just might make someone see the subject in a new and different way. It might be dark, or gloomy, it could be enlightening, or breathtakingly beautiful, it could be powerful, or vulnerable, you never know how weak or strong, how complete or broken something is, until you see it in a photograph taken in the blink of an eye at just the very right moment.
This picture was taken in the Big Apple, New York, New York. Joanne goes there a lot and always comes home with some great shots.
Under A Bridge
This is a bridge near my house and I drive by it at least ten or more times a week. I never noticed anything there before, but sure enough, my sister rode by, pulled over, and took a picture of this graffiti art. Yes, I called graffiti art, we all don't see it as that but graffiti is just another form of art and self-expression. And it can be a beautiful thing..
What Camera Do You Take Pictures With?
Do you take pictures or do you create art. My sister is the one making art in this family, I take pictures. Check out the cameras she uses and then take a look at my Kodak Easy Share! It's a great little camera, it's inexpensive, just right for the beginner photographer or someone who just wants to take a few pictures.
Hey, look! Here's my camera. I take photos of lots of different subjects with it. There's always a finger or an out of focus subject in my pictures. I am just too fidgety to be a photographer. My sisters got all the talent for picture taking in my family. The Kodak Easyshare is a great camera and just it's easy to use.
Joanne also uses a Nikon D40 for taking pictures.
Meet The Three Sisters
This is the picture we call the "Three Sisters". Each tree has a beauty and purpose of it's own, like we three sisters. Three girls in our family, three trees in this picture. The name made a lot of sense to us when we named it, and I still like it.
The Heart Of An Orchid
Orchids are one of my favorite flowers, and this picture taken by my sister Joanne, gets right to the heart of the flower. I love close ups of flowers, especially this one.
Picture Of A Ferris Wheel At The Sea Shore
My sister is an artist, and I am the equipment girl. My sister sees movement in colors and shapes, and I see only colors and shapes. My sister can see the inner mysteries of lights and shadows on a subject. Not all of us have that awareness of the details it takes to capture the greatest picture. I don't have that artist's eye, but still I can recognize the beauty of my sister's work. So I will let you be the judge of what's art and what's not. Art, I believe, like beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
This is a photo of a Ferris wheel at the Jersey shore, yep, we're Jersey girls!
Fall Colors In The Snow
Behold my sister's art. These are some of my favorites, and some of her favorites, gathered together for your viewing pleasure. As for the controversy of photographs being art, there's no doubt in my mind that these images, snapped with a camera, are art. And as for you, I will let you make up your own mind.
The Moss And Leaves
My sister has a degree in art, in philosophy and in nursing. She takes photos with one of her many cameras and she is always looking for new a new camera to add to her collection. She is also always on the search for new places to take pictures to add to her already large collection.
Willow O' The Wisp
When I drive by this local park I see trees. I never noticed this little area where the trees create a tunnel for people to walk in.
Do You Take Photographs Or Do You Create Art With Your Camera?
Some people are better at using a camera and capturing images than others. I am an okay photo snapper but my sister (in fact both of my sisters) can create pictures that will take your breath away with a camera. Sometimes their photos make you think about the subject, or feel for the subject, and that's more than just taking a picture. What kind of photographer are you?
Do You Take Pictures Or Create Art With Your Camera?
I Take Pictures
A Picture Of Flowers
I like how you can see all the veins in these flowers. It tells me how much is going on inside when you take a closer look. It's so much more interesting than it was from a distance when I thought it was just a pretty blossom.
Atlantis Is Calling
Most of us in New Jersey will recognize this picture. It's a piece of our memories being taken by the sea. This was taken on a rainy, gray day in Seaside Heights after hurricane Sandy. The famous roller coaster on the Seaside pier was blown into the ocean. If you lived near Jersey and visited the shore area in the summer, chances are that you might have ridden on this roller coaster. It was such a shock to see it like this.
One Of My Favorite Pictures Is This Airplane
What a great shot, don't you agree? I love the lines in this photo, and how the airplane looks in between these beautiful clouds.
Another Gallery Showing For My SisterClick thumbnail to view full-size
What Is Your Favorite Picture?
Which of these pictures is your favorite, and why?
What Is Your Favorite Picture?
What A Photographer Needs
My Sister's Art Fall Trees
This lens shows my sister's photographs, and I really love her work. I'd love to hear what you think of it.