Monday, November 30, 2009
Shane Fester is a photographer, illustrator, painter, musician and a naturalist, human being. To inform his personality and/or artistic practice: Shane is affected by the thoughts inside his head. These thoughts are affected by music, cinema, relationships, vanity, hypocrisy, fantasy, unfamiliar realities, nature and all of earths phenomenons and living creatures. Shane rarely thinks his opinions and conclusions are wrong. Often enthralled in his own micro-reality, he may need to be reminded of other, possibly more logical, methods of reaching a positive answer. His photography, music and drawings often represent polar opposites: what the world would be like if he had it his way or what he would change or not include in the present world.
Sunday, November 29, 2009
For me, photography is like meditation. It is a state where I don't have to think that much. I skateboard, snowboard, play guitar, and sing for the same type of reason. I can separate myself from myself, my ego, sometimes, and get in touch with something else. It's like dancing when you are pretty drunk. You don't really care whats going on, you are just doing what feels right. When I take photos of myself, maybe Im not feeling quite right, maybe Im feeling really good, but at the time I just want to document it. This is almost instinctual. On my best days, I wander. I could be in a new place, or somewhere that I have been hundreds of times. My photos come from these places. I look for things that are infinitely interesting to me like animals, hidden spaces, nature, friends, skateboarders etc. This post is meant to help me understand why I take photos and to make it easier for me to articulate these thoughts to others in the future.
Friday, November 27, 2009
Great pizza and country wine!
Two different ginger cats approached me within an hour of each other. I think I'm ginger magnetized