Artist’s Intent

Every studio is different, but they all share the same purpose. This is where the artist’s intent is turned into tangible works. To me, any place that sees the transformation of possibility to reality is sacred ground.

When I’m working with someone new for either personal or hired work, I often use a pottery metaphor to describe the post-production process of digital pictures.

Everything starts from the raw files. I refer to these as unmolded clay. I explain that the bytes can be rendered two-dimensionally in unlimited ways.

This pottery studio in Illinois is no different. There are large containers of unmolded clay and countless jars of pigments and glazes at the ready.

All that’s needed is the artistry of experienced hands.

About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.

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