Bits & Pieces (1/17/2012)

| January 17, 2012

Which am I first, photographer or artist? If all photographic technology were to disappear from the world, I will still seek ways of expressing myself creatively, and can find happiness in other forms of art. If all human interest in art were to disappear, I will likely seek a different profession and spend the rest of my days in misery.

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Guy Tal is a published author and photographic artist. He resides in a remote part of Utah, in a high desert region known as the Colorado Plateau – a place that inspired him deeply for much of his life and that continues to feature in his images and writing. In his photographic work, Guy seeks to articulate a reverence for the wild. He writes about, and teaches, the values of living a creative life and finding fulfillment through one’s art.

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  1. Roberta says:

    Do you think the ancient cultures whose path you cross so often there in the desert regions worried about whether anyone was interested in the art they left behind or not? Did they care if anyone appreciated the drawings and messages scribbled on rock faces, or did they have a story they needed to tell regardless if anyone was interested or not?

  2. Guy Tal says:

    I think they did, Roberta. The pigments they chose are still visible, even vibrant, to this day. Some are as old as 8,000 years or more. If they didn’t worry about longevity, there are any number of other colorful substances they could have picked that are much more accessible.