photonet 9 by Anna Sande
Anna Sande

Anna Sande

Recently I have painted a dual portrait that has given me great joy - its genesis has been lengthy

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The calls on the science of photography are many: to record, inform, entertain, provide an aide memoire - functional pursuits for what is very often deemed to be a functional practice.

These photographs serve no such purpose they do not form a coherent or quirky series although there are clearly a number that follow a certain moment or interest, what they are is simple erratic observations of what might be called an emotional aesthetic. As such they are extremely personal and only intermittently translatable to any kind of universal, evidence of a singularity requiring acute temerity and commitment to the validity of individual experience, which sometimes becomes art.

Recently I have painted a dual portrait that has given me great joy - its genesis has been lengthy: the subjects' activities outside sitting are multitude, but I think they and I are happy with the result. Hopefully the work will get a few 'gigs'. It is quite an antithesis of my work of the last few years which was much 'darker' tonally and emotionally.

I have a few more sitters I am pursuing and look forward to catching up with them in the next month or so - 'pursuing' and 'catching' are apposite expressions in this very busy world, especially if you add the factor of rural distance.

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