Since I've really gotten into photography, I thought I could blend it in with the painted art I usually write about. Richard Estes is a photorealist/hyperrealist and he's so good it's creepy. I wouldn't have guessed it was a painting when I first saw his double self portrait:
He loves to play with reflection so most of his paintings have some sort of shop window. Even though he does this so often, it doesn't really get old. Probably because it looks so incredibly life-like.
He usually has really American looking work, the streets, the diners, and all of it has that lovely vintage vibe.
They'd be good if they would have been pictures, but knowing they're paintings is just mindblowing, I still can't wrap my head around it.
Just a Little Update
Speaking of pictures. I did get my Nikon today. I was afraid they might be sold out, but they still had a pretty big pile when I showed up on the third day of the sale. For now I'll make do with the basics; the camera, the lens that came with the kit, a weatherproof bag, a UV filter and of course a memory card. I'm sure I'll be needing some more stuff later on, but I didn't want to exceed my budget by that much. A lens that's great for portraits is the first thing on my wishlist, but I'm sure I'll be able to take a decent portrait with this one, since I took a few with the same lens in art class already.
I can't wait to start taking pictures tomorrow! I'll try to install the software then too, so I can show you a few of my first pics on an SLR.