Other Peoples Art
Judges influence many people and in club photography and they can never do right from doing wrong. Judges are people who are invited into a club to rate and critique images submitted to a competition.
We all have a phrase that is common among judges that we disagree with. This is mine. “its other peoples art”. There is inspiration and photographic opportunity in taking sculpture. There is a section in some peoples Annual Competitions called Record that encourages people to take images of buildings, art, anything that can be a true image of the subject and not easy to do. I believe the phrase is ‘so it can be reconstructed from the shot”. Other peoples art is ok in the category and happily accepted by everyone.
BUT … if the sculptures are put in a creative setting in some form. This is often classed as “other peoples art’ and not in a good way. Scores always plummet if this phase is used by a judge.
Let’s just think…
A sculpture is someones art but what else comes under the same phrase?
- Art with people in an Art Gallery
- Graffiti with or without people.
- Streets with posters in shop windows.
- Advertising and Logos
- Creatures and nature. Dependant on your regions beliefs.
Other peoples art covers just about everything, doesn’t it?