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Klae Ana5on
Klae Ana5on
Geographic location Amateur photographer, Austin, United-States
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When and how do you start to create?

I start to create when my to-do-list is done and my mind is free, my off times, when I can enter the silence. I begin by listening and having impressions enter an empty field. Those impressions stay with me until I decide which one to start working on.

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Do you went to an art school or self-taught?

I first took photography in High School in the 70's, Tri-X 400 in a Canon AE-1 Program with one of the best lenses I've ever had, a 35/100mm or so F2.8 maybe. Since then I went into videography as an occupation. I've taken as many continuing education classes at the local Community College that I can, especially in Fine Art Photography and various workshops from Meetup Groups and watched numerous YouTube videos and CreativeLive productions. This is complemented by and stacks of books. I also collect, catalog and study photos and artists that inspire me.

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Do you create as a professional or for your own?

I create on my own. I'm a proud amateur. I love what I do. It's my retirement plan. It's my passion, the work I love so much. I'm not dictated by anyone else other than by way of the spirit which move through me.

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How do you learn and work your skill?

I learn and work my skill from others. I see things I can do and would like to do; an idea will spin off from what others have done and when it is within the realm of possibility and circumstances align I will pursue the work. I'm a part of Meetup groups that present opportunities. I learn from YouTubes and blogs: Adobe, Digital Photography School, LensCulture, PhotoShelter, ArtStorfronts. I also set aside time to learn my equipment by reading manuals and practicing, usually in preparation for a shoot.

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What do you like in this art, your motivation?

I must enjoy working with models or persons that have a skill set and like to share what they appreciate about themselves and see it. And then the whole process of developing is fun and to create something with the intention of displaying it, something so beautiful that has never been seen before and has the potential of lasting a very long time and being seen by many people, and having it affect them or enhance their day, make an impression. So, it's like, you have this inspiration, you are the vehicle that develops that inspiration to completion. It's a divine mystery, an alignment. It is beauty which is our human instructions.

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What do you want to express or arouse in those who watch your work?

Some of my work is risqué. I want that, yet I also want it to be accessible to as many people as possible. I want to excite them to further explore my creative core. I want as much authenticity as possible. I want to elevate people. I want people to have some sort of sexual arousal or response. I want my work to be attractive, enticing and sexy, beautiful. I do not want it to be dark or glorify pain. I don't want it to be a cheap thrill. I want it to be an exquisite expensive thrill. I want it to have light and sparkle, emotion, happy intensity. I want it to offer hope to the future of this physical plane. I want it to glorify three-dimensional physical existence. I want it to inspire healthy attitudes. I want it to ground a person's will power. I want it to validate a person's desires. I want it to validate my own desires and longings and verve, the capacity for life and exploration.

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What are your favourite subject(s)?

Spirituality, people, aging, youth, light, color, printing, digital artistry, Photoshop, art, various cultures, music, nature, video, animals, domestic animals, flowers.

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How do you prepare a creation or project work?

I look at what others have done to begin a scope of possibilities. I curate those ideas according to time and resources. I group those into a shot list structured according to location settings, lighting, wardrobe, camera type, cropping, angles and focal lengths, etc. that I can work from so I have a good idea of the complete shoot at the outset. Once set, I can abandon the specifics and be spontaneous. A shoot needs to move, not stall or get stale.

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What are your prefered moment(s) when you create?

I like contact, the shooting, the engagement. I like downloading and skimming over the snapshots to make sure I got something. I enjoy the grading process, especially when I discover something that I hadn't planned on, a perfection. Then when I finish a project, when the joy comes.

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What are your most representative creations, and why? (links)

apprehension Besides how beautiful Brittnee is this was one of my first digital art works so it has a freshness to it. Treacle is representative of my work because it's intense and raw and when I got into photography, I used black and white film. I'm also very fond of street photography. Sea Breeze is representative of my work when I've been able to tap something higher than myself. where are you Katoo This represents my fetish for skinny. I've always loved skinny people. I'm convinced I helped bring Twiggy about. I was 10 years old and she was 15. My dad hated girls with ‘bird legs.' I love ‘bird legs.' I love bones, bonespo and thinspo, I'm proana. It's like with architecture, it's good to see some of the structure, the bones. I like sharing my infatuation with skinny people and our sexuality, passions and desire for its own sake and not contorted into something sick and maligned. Putting it all out there sexually, sharing that, purely to best appreciate the Creation and the joy of being alive and the fervor of life and everything great. I just don't know how it should be any different. I have no filter there. I don't understand repression on any level from any direction, I don't get it. Any kind of nationalism or charlatanism or prudishness.

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What are you trying to share via your art?

The intangibles.

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Who are artists that fascinate or give you inspiration? (links)

Maxwell, Anna Sweet. I want to expose what is there and beautiful that society feels it needs to keep in secret, what they think they need to hide. I think that's sick.

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What equipment and/or technic do you use?

I have a Sony a7R 36-megapixel camera with a Zeiss 24-70mm f4 ZA OSS Lens and a Lensbaby Velvet 56. I have a Canon AE-1 Manual with a FD 35-105mm F/3.5, an FD 50mm f1.8 and an FD 28mm f2.8. I have a Polaroid Originals OneStep2 and a Sony Bloggie 3D camera. I have 3 YONGNUO YN-560 IV Wrieless Speedlite Flashs + YN560-TX Controller Kit for Sony. I use Adobe Photoshop, Alien Skin and Topaz software products, and wish I knew Corel Painter.

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How and why your work as changed since you started?

It changed because of my level of skill. Hopefully it has become more congruent, the subject matter has narrowed. I want my work to advance enough that one could recognize that I made it.

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What does the Internet media give you?

Learning tools, outlets for my art, an artistic community that I never could have had before. It's the way I reach people and keep in touch with customers and the people I've worked with.

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What are you expecting from Art Limited and/or other members?

Praise, esteem, understanding, interest, contest/motivation, to elevate the quality of my work, to feel a part of a rarified art community.

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What was the best advice given to you as an artist?

That the difference between That what you want is a photo that would hang on a wall in someone's living room or in an art gallery. I don't want to make stuff that's personal. You want to reach a broader audience, an educated audience, connoisseurs of art.

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If you couldn’t be an artist, what would you do?

Kill myself.

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What are your plans in the future?

This is my retirement plan, so I intend soon to devote all of my time to my art and life.

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Do you have anything else to say?

I want to get the administration out of the way, to pass this aspect to someone with knowledge and interest in the administration of art.

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