I was asked in the interview whether I had a favorite picture (of
mine). I couldn't really come up with anything. One answer
I've heard artists say is: they are all like my children. How
could I like one over the other.
Lots of parents have favorites. Remember Tommy Smothers saying that mom liked you
best? Or was it the other Smothers Brother. You don't even
know who the Smothers Brothers were? That's okay, I don't know
anything that's going on in pop culture in this century.
I know that Michael Jackson is standing trial or going to stand trial
for child molestation, but I don't care much about him and wasn't a fan
while he was doing the moonwalk, so I don't get the big thing. I
was upset to see Roman Polanksi go into exile, but that's another story.
I haven't seen any of the movies for the Acadamy Awards. Don't
care to. I know, I know, Million Dollar Baby is great. I
don't care. Hotel Rawanda is heart wrenching. Don't
care. The Grammy Awards: I liked The Lonely Boys, but that was
Now it is true, that after giving up the t.v. for several months, that
I did buy another one. This was because I had been following
football on the radio and wanted to see the games. The funny
thing is, that after getting the t.v. back, I didn't go back to my old
habit of having the t.v. on all day. In fact, and this must show
my age, the only show I've watched is a mystery show on channel
thirteen with Diana Rigg.
The only thing that interests me right now is the Gaussian blur tool.
And, something I've been meaning to do and will right after I write
this: was there someone named Gauss that this blur was named
after? Was he a mathematician or a photographer, or a
scientist? That is what I'm curious about now. Mr. Gauss.
Don't worry, I didn't give this answer to the interviewer (remember
where this started) about my favorite picture. The absolute truth
is, it is almost always the thing I'm working on at the moment. I
always think that this is going to be the best thing I've done.
For a while, it is. Then something else takes its place.
Last night, in fact, this was my favorite picture:
Gulls on Lamppost