Friday, April 10, 2009

Weston Colton BFA show!


My friend & Fellow Print Exchanger Weston Colton is in group BFA show

from the BYU Department of Visual Arts tonight! he posted up the photos

on his blog

Artist Statement:

There are many stigmas attached to being a skateboarder. Skateboarders have a notorious reputation for being rebellious, disrespectful, anti-authority, “stoners,” vandals, lazy, punks, and even criminals.

More than half of my life I have considered myself a skater, and have claimed that title proudly. Skateboarding has been a positive force in my life, and it is the reason I picked up a camera in the first place. Skateboarding instills creativity, self-expression, and individuality. It cultivates and embraces originality.

With the intent of shedding a new light on the public’s perception of skaters, I have photographed individuals that don’t fit the perceived mold. These people are upstanding members of the community, and contribute to society in a positive way. From artists to CEOs, educators to photographers—we all have an undying passion for skateboarding and the joy it brings to our lives.

Weston Colton

1 comment:

Weston Colton Photo said...

Thanks for the support Jai!