When I was looking at all of these art works I started to get carried away and imagine photographs I could create, how colourful and beautiful they would be. It only occurred to me at a later date, when it came to taking photographs, that I didn’t really know to capture those aspects with just a camera.
I’m not huge on post production and for a long time, since college years, I’ve not really related art to photography in a literal manner. Of course photography is art, and you are incredibly creative when you decide how to compose a photograph, but at the same time art to me is much more practically creative and I’ve not experienced it in photography for some time.
This year however I’m aware that this is going to be one of the only ways I can get to grips with this mixture of impressionist art and photography. I decided to start getting hands on with my work.
For Booster, Rauschenberg decided to use a life-sized X-ray portrait of himself combined with an astrological chart, magazine images of athletes, the image of a chair and the images of two power drills. His aesthetic strategy, embracing screenprint on canvas, assemblage, set design, and performance, is based on collage and juxtaposes objects and images from the everyday world to elicit their effects on each other and to stimulate an almost poetic response in the viewer.