Get your own canvas

Artists live in an unprecedented age of distribution.

There’s never been a better time or better tools for getting one’s art out in the world. And when I say “the world” I mean the entire planet.

The internet is the ultimate canvas for every medium. The barrier to entry is negligible and for many people, there is little or even no cost to put their work out in the world.

For photographers, the ability to make fine art prints for less than the cost of an old school dye-transfer is now the rule, not the exception. When I say this, I also include the cost of the printer. That’s right. You can actually buy a printer, buy the ink and buy the paper for less than the cost of a late 1980’s state of the art custom print. Even Costco will sell you a fine 12″ x 18″ C-print for less than the cost of a Whopper and fries.

Some people haven’t gotten the memo on this quite yet. I’m talking about the vandalism of this road sign in Del Mar, California.

A road sign serves a single societal purpose and this isn’t it.

Since I don’t have the CSI skills to determine if the 27 stickers on here were placed by single numbskull, I can’t really say if this was done by a poser or by multiple posers.

As an artist, I can say that this “stickering” wasn’t done by an artist.

About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer specializing in creating environmental on-location portraits and corporate photo libraries for blue chip companies. 

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