Diego Uchitel is the epitome of what I want to do when I graduate school. He uses his photography to advertise for companies such as Victoria’s Secret, Olay, and Tiffany & Co. On his blog, he has posted all of his photographs he has done for these companies among many others. On top of his advertisements, there is all of his high fashioned photographs separated by women’s and men’s fashion as well as lingerie and landscape. Because his photographs are all under specific subjects it makes it more accessible to the viewer. What really surprised me is my art history teacher used to work for him in his studio when she used to live in New York. In my opinion, I don’t think anything was really missing in his blog and he used all of his best work for the viewer to truly understand him as an artist.
In high school I was able to go to an art museum in Norfolk, Virginia and this artist’s work was presented there. At my previous university I was given the opportunity to pick an artist for a research paper and I reluctantly picked Dawoud Bey. His photography and stories behind each one is outstanding, which you can easily tell through his blog. He inspires me in a lot of different ways and takes representing emotion in a photograph to a new level. On his blog he separates all of his photographs by where he took them and each project he has done. Not only does he present his photographs but the stories that go with each one as well. I was surprised that he hasn’t really had any updates on his projects since a few years ago.
I have already posted a link to this blog but it is worth putting it again in this assignment. Even though this artist is not in my field I still really appreciate his artistic skill. His blog has all of his selected works which have a more illustrative and surrealistic feel to them. On top of his personal artwork, he does a lot of work with the band Circa Survive designing their album covers. His blog allows you to see what prints he is currently selling and any upcoming galleries his work will be presented in. I do wish this blog gave you more information about himself though.
I do believe it is easier for photographers to have blogs being that their work is all done in groups and are easy to separate. Illustration or painting is a little less necessary to have a blog just because it is done physically before putting onto the computer.