I went to see dad in hospital yesterday, a hard last two weeks thats for sure.
Anyway I had a look online the other day for a photography gallery around the city in Melbourne.
So after we finished at the hospital we headed to the gallery.
I thought it would be good to pic up some ideas and see what the world of photography is about.
BOy 'o Boy was I in for a shock
We headed in there and saw a few images on the wall on the way in. like 5 or so.
Got to reception and spoke to the girl there and asked where to go etc.
She kindly and very full of enthusiasum the whole gallery is open, have a look around and enjoy.
She asked if we were students I kindly said no we are just having a look around etc.
Well we head around the corner in a nice building, very arty and pro looking, to come to the main and pretty much the only room that was pretty much empty, 3 videos with headphones playing and some a couple of carboard cutouts on the floor.
we stood and looked at each other and thought ###?
Anyway we stood and watched a video for about a minute or so, a few blokes with bits of paper that were shaped so when they moved them they made a square that opened and closed, ok cool maybe somthing about composition.
Nup they start half moving around like robots and start scrunching the paper on their heads and moving around like I dont know what, well without being rude lol
we headed back around and asked the chick at the desk "wheres the rest of the gallery" did we take a wrong turn?
which part is open?
again lots of happy enthusiasum, the whole gallery is open check it out out yadda yadda.
Hhhmm we did find one small room with the same sort of video.
Well bugger me what an experience.
I must be very niaeve but these arty people are in another world.
I must say I dont think i'll be going back, or maybe see whats on first thats for sure, thank god it didnt cost anything to get in to the place.
Dont hold it against me, It may be right up your alley.
Im just a normal bloke that goes fishing, hunts, and water skiis plus a little photography.
So im not very cultural to say the least.
I have know idea how they stay open, nothing for sale, no entry fee and this place was pretty big.
Anyway thought Id share my arty experience