One definition of “fine art” is;
Fine Art: creative art, especially visual art, whose work is to be appreciated primarily or solely for their imaginative, aesthetic, or intellectual content.
The word “fine” does not so much represent or describe the quality of the artwork in question, but more importantly denotes the purity of the discipline applied. This is where passion and inspiration can guide us to make beautiful art. Will it be considered amazing by everyone? Hopefully not, in my opinion. If it makes the creator happy, then the best that can come after that, is a few people find a moment of enjoyment or perhaps some personal inspiration through your art.
Historically speaking the five main fine arts were considered to be painting, sculpture, architecture, music, and poetry, including the performing arts like theatre or dance. In current times the fine arts now encompass additional forms, such as film, photography, video production, design, conceptual art, and printmaking.
Fine art photography is considered different then representational photography, such as photojournalism, which documents a visual account of specific subjects or events, actually representing an objective reality rather than the subjective intent of the photographer.
As I can not attest to the intellectual content of our photos, I would like to think we use our imagination on a regular basis. We both enjoy textures and angles that might not show the big picture, but yet it captures a world within a world. Sometimes I like to say, you can see more if you look at less, and I think that can be applied with our fine art photos.
We have a Fine Art Gallery page dedicated to images that have an aesthetic appeal to us. Perspective is a personal attribute to be explored and nurtured, we hope to do just that.
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written by Michelle Lee 2018