Dove hired a forensic artist to draw how women see themselves versus how others see them - the results are moving.
There are of course many photographers who work completely outside of the assignment-photography mainstream, and I admire their tenacity. However the truth of the matter is that there is no such thing as a pure artistic practice.
After all, the fine-art and gallery circuit is simply another type of market, with frustrations that I think equal or surpass those that come with shooting commercially. I can only speak for myself here, but at the end of the day I would rather try to second-guess an ad agency’s expectations than attempt to parse the semantics of a grant application, or, God forbid, another pretentious and willfully obscure artist’s statement."
Gregory Euclide - Otherworldly: Optical Delusions and Small Realities (2011) - Oil on canvas landscape, collected litter and other materials from Central Park, NYC
“I painted a large traditional landscape that flows onto the floor and toward a fifth-floor window overlooking Central Park. The work consists of several dioramas that are built from materials that were collected on walks as well as several paper casts from boulders in Central Park.”