I went to the opening of David Yarrow's art exhibition here in Oslo last night at Fineart at Aker Brygge and it was an amazing experience! I've been to a couple of different art exhibions with friends during the last couple of years, but I'm very picky when it comes to art and none of it has touched me, not until now. This is my type of art. I'm an esthetic and David Yarrow is a photographer who's practically willing to risk his life in order to get a shot of the most beautiful subjects.
It was almost impossible to pick out one favourite photo, I loved so many of them, but I think I did find myself a favourite in the end and it's called Narnia. It was a friend of mine from the theatre company who said we should go and I'm really happy that he mentioned this, I've been spending a lot of time with them lately. I had four glasses of bubbly by the end of the night, mostly because the artist himself showed up and told us to get a refill. I actually got to meet him face to face and he told me that he liked my butterfly, which is a photo that I took this summer. Now, I don't pretend to be a photographer, I mean all you have to do is take a look at these photo's right here. I could not for the life of me figure out how to work my camera with this fluorescent lighting. I might as well have used my phone, I'm sure that would have looked better. Anyway, this is Narnia, my favourite.
This next photo is called Harry Potter and I love that! Many of his photo's are called things like "Gandalf" and so on and it honestly made me like his exhibition before I'd even seen it.
It was really inspiring. He's even been working with different model's and I am a model so that really spiked my interest. I've been taking animal photo's too, just for fun. I also worked at one of the main art galleries in Norway for a couple of years. One of my friends from Iceland, Megan Audur is a real artist and a published author. I'm a writer too and I once sold a painting that I made, but I'm not like her. I studied design for one year in school, but I dropped out and went into theatre in stead, which is where I met her. I immediately knew that acting was more right for me, but I remember how we used to talk about art sometimes and I still appreciate physical art.
This is David Yarrow and me and underneath that is the butterfly which he told me he liked, he also told me to invest in some better equiptment, but he did say that he liked it!
I'm also happy with these.
I could probably do with some kind of quick course in photography, I'd probably really enjoy that, but somehow I never get around to it. I also think that David Yarrow is right and that I could do with a better camera, he didn't like my Canon much, but I hope that you guy's liked this post! If you're in Oslo sometime before the 13th of October, you should check out the exhibition.