Hey Savannah! This post is for you. Can you hear Barry Manilow singing, This One’s for You?
No? You can’t.
Even if you listen really carefully?
Well, fine. I don’t think it’s creepy.
What is possibly creepy about Mr. Barry Manilow? Behold! His enviable mane! His 1970s sparkle! Savannah, don’t you know that he writes the songs, the songs that make the young girls cry?
Anyhow, during our in-progress critique, I mentioned photographers who liked to create objects specifically for the purpose of photographing them. I referred, in a slapdash manner, to these artists as “makers”.
Here is a list of those artists. This list is by no means exhaustive and some of the artists listed only use that methodology periodically. Feel free to augment the list.
The above image is from a series of hats that I made during graduate school. Makers gotta make, yo.
** listed in no particular order
Molly Springfield (not a photographer)
Ann Hamilton (sculptor)
Ruth Thorne Thomsen
Robert Parke Harrison
Helen Van Meene
Niki S. Lee (this is more conceptual–she remakes her identity for each project)
Abelardo Morell (amazing camera obscura)