One of my dreams is to start an art collection - not just buy flea market photos, but collect works of artists I love (including friends!). This would mostly mean portrait and street photography, but there are some painters and illustrators that I feel an affinity for. Like Tina Berning. I saw her work at a large NYC art exhibition, and wanted to buy it immediately. Little "out of my price range" for now, but I can dream right?
Tina Berning's work is so textural in a way that photography cannot be. I love her palette and the materials she uses (many are painted on old ledger or book pages). And her subjects seem to inhabit an alternate universe of past/future Weimar era glamour. I bought the 100 Girls On Cheap Paper, and it is a gorgeous book. Check her out, and support your favorite artists!!
What would you like to have in your dream art collection?