Sunday, August 30, 2009

Cindy Sherman

Sherman's photos are interested due to the motivation behind them. These photos were the result of the exploration of feminine stereotypes. The subject matter was and is very serious which adds another interest point to Sherman's artwork. Most of her works are serious and some even unsettling depictions such her one image of make-up and a woman's hand sticking out of some dirt.

Jeff Wall

Jeff Wall's photography leaves the viewer with just as much question and curiousity as Crewdson's work without the eerie, unsettling subjects. Wall's images are usually of a lighter subject matter and much easier to view. I like that he maintains a serious collection that is intriguing to the average viewer.

Teun Hocks

I like how Hocks can make a drawing and then make it real. I also enjoy how the majority of his works depict a humorous situation. These photos very much contrast those of Crewdson's. Hocks makes it easy to understand what is going on in his photos.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Gregory Crewdson

I find that most, if not all, of Crewdson's photos leave an unsettling feeling with the viewer. Some words I would use to describe his photos would be destruction, question, and eerie. Like one of the articles explains, his photos leave the viewer with more questions than answers. I find myself asking what had to take place in order to get extremely odd photo that is his work.