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Chickity Check It! “The Photographers You Idolize Are No Better Than You” By Lee Morris on FStoppers

The Photographers You Idolize Are No Better Than You

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The most important trait is something that I don’t think I can fully explain with a couple of words. This trait has nothing to do with photography specifically, it has everything to do with success in general. Successful people are “Do’ers.” By that I mean successful people accomplish things. In many cases it doesn’t even matter what they do, they just have to do something, anything, over and over again. “Talented” people take initiative to do, create, or start something. The average person doesn’t actually do anything themselves; they go to work, they do what they are told, and then they come home and watch tv and get ready for the next day of work. Successful people see a problem and then fix it. They have an idea and they create something. Think about the people that you look up to in your life. You probably admire them because they have done something unique or different or they do something specific very well.

The average person is a talker. They claim to be smart, they claim to be talented and they claim to have great ideas. But they also always have an excuse about why they aren’t doing anything. Don’t you know a person that is always planning something big but their big ideas never turn out?

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“SURVEY” AT ROCKPORT ART ASSOCIATION

Show by Award Winning Photographers Law Hamilton and Dale Blank with Sculptor John Fleming Opens October 2

DaleBlank_ToolCompany“Survey,” featuring many new works by photographers Dale Blank and Law Hamilton and sculptor John Fleming, will be showing at the Rockport Art Association’s Martha Moore Room on October 2 through October 16, 2011.  An Opening Reception with the artists will be held on Sunday afternoon, October 2, from 2 – 4pm.

The collaboration of Ms. Blank, a Gloucester landscape photographer, Ms. Hamilton, a Rockport naturalist photographer, and Rockport artist/sculptor Fleming, “Survey” provides sweeping landscapes, graphic close-ups and double exposures designed to share their unique views of the world. Most of the photographs are representations of Cape Ann.  Mr. Fleming’s work is full of texture, yet reminiscent of charcoal drawing.
His sculptures inhabit the world created by the photographs.

“My sculpture primarily involves the human figure. To work on a sculpture, building and shaping the surface only to cut parts away and rebuild again, is to try to impart the same sense of growth, neglect, breaking down and recovery that we all experience,” says John.

Dale waits for the best light, in the golden hours before sunrise and sunset, or in the aftermath of a storm.  “I hope to increase appreciation of the natural and built environments by sharing the beauty of these places.” Reflections, symmetrical components and fleeting light are the mainstays of her work.

Law is known for her unique photographs of the region’s flora.  “Love of nature leads me to express through investigation, using patterns to lead the eye to a new perspective of what otherwise might be passed by,” she states.

All three are artist members of the Rockport Art Association. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, 10am – 5pm and Sunday, 12pm – 5pm. Galleries are open free to the public.

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