With intent

How often do you find yourself creating art only to be critiqued in a manner when what they are telling you to fix you did with intent. This recently happened to me and although I was caught off guard by the comment.

Take a glance at this image and then we will continue.

by David Byun

by David Byun

The above image was shot by David Byun in an article published by Refinery 29. Obviously the photographer's intentions in this photograph is to make the image colorful with lights. Where he did this with gels or in post processing his intentions can be understood. 

Would you send a message to this person and tell him that his image it too orange? Well this actually happened to me. Yes, I posted the below image in a series of images that I published and was asked if I needed a filter to make the image not be the color that it is. 

Sabrina B. 

Sabrina B. 

So looking at this image you can tell I have no idea what I am doing taking pictures. I should have never picked up a camera and I should never push any part of fine art into fashion. It is amazing when untrained people criticize your work without a valid perspective. 

Now that I'm doing be sarcastic I just want people to understand that find out the artist intent before you make an unjustifiable correction. I love when people critique and criticize my work. I learn a lot from their opinions and points of view. I would suggest want to criticize please ask questions about the work to educate yourself on why the work may look the way it does or is being presented in that this way. 

I've learned myself that evaluate the work of art based upon the creators intent then make a sound and intellectual response to the work. Support you argument whether positive or negative and be prepared to debate your position.