Sunday, August 06, 2006

tHe waitiN roOm

What I have noticed, especially within this past few years is the phenomenal growth of interest in photography, be it within my immediate family or within the community I live in. Besides the fact that more of us are being exposed to more of everything everyday, the increased accessibility to the technological 'know-how' of any given subject too has made it easier for anyone to explore any field of interest. With photography such instance is reflected in the ever progressing digital imaging technology existing today. Making this 'once niche art form' not only excess-able but also less daunting to all. As a result there are now a shit load more of interesting photographers everywhere. But sadly to many of us it ends there... 'interesting photographer'.

Is this it? Are there any avenues available that would allow one to take this newfound title and develop it further...? It the basic 'which came first story', the chicken or the egg? A never-ending catch 22 that comes in an assortment of packages I find especially here in this region.

Given that most of us in this group live or work in Malaysia/region, there seem to be very few if not no means/ways for an amateur photographer/artist as many of us are... to further explore/develop this new found art form of ours.

I believe that this dilemma is no fault of no one, but instead a circumstantial glitch caused by the rapid globalization of our world today. Causing many a young nations to precariously balance globalization on borrowed modernization without the time to even contemplate a renaissance of any what sort.

I, as I am sure many of you who grew up here, in this time and age, never really contemplated 'the arts' as a viable field of study... To many it was just never an option. I believe due to the priorities of the time, generally 'the arts' was never set high on the list as a Viable Social Economical Growth Variable by generation that came before us, meaning to say our elders, parents teachers and so on. As a result most of us wanted to be doctors, lawyers or engineers... Which I must say again is no fault of no one, but instead merely a circumstantial glitch.

If you have managed to read this to this point enduring the mesh of my verbal diarrhea, probably having to re-read sentences twice if not trice looking for a point… Well this is it… there is no point. It just verbal diarrhea.



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