First, we challenged ourselves to recreate the work of another artist. Then we remade our own photos. Now, in this closing chapter of our photo recreation trilogy, Kristina and I recreate one of each other’s photos – and learn quite a bit about ourselves work in the process.
In the past, right up until the beginning this podcast theme, I’d always thought of recreations from a technical standpoint. Anytime I’d remade one of my own images, it hadn’t been to make some kind of artistic statement or study how I’d grown as a photographer. It was about making the photos better simply by making them look better.
Now, after spending the last few months remaking both my own work and the work of artists I know or admire, I’ve gained a new perspective. I believe this to be a powerful exercise – one that can teach you a lot about yourself as an artist, and those whose work you’re remaking.
I was happy to hear that Kristina felt the same. You can listen to our conversation here, and follow along with all of the images we discuss below.
Janan M. Lee (@spideygoeshygge)
Astrid Heyland (@hey.light)
Luke Jones (@ljtoyphotography)
Next up: Summer
While this has been a fun exercise to do over the course of three podcast episodes, we’re returning to a more straightforward theme for next month’s podcast. We’ll be using “Summer” as a prompt. If you want to join in the fun and get the chance to have your work discussed on the show, use the hasthag #tp_summer and tag both myself (@thereeljames23) and Kristina (@kalexanderson) or email it to us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for listening! Did you enjoy this three-part series? Did you learn anything new about recreating work, as I did? We’d love to hear your thoughts about recreations in the comments below.
Until next time,