|I have made many comments here on DPC that I tried to make go beyond the banal, but nothing I have ever said approaches this comment for insight into celebrating the transformative magic of a thoughtful photograph. You are The Man, Modricker. And for that I ... thank you.
Originally posted by posthumous:
I imagine that a lot of people are misscoring this photo. These supposed gatekeepers of photography are ironically forgetting photography and looking only at the subject of the photograph, but to score the subject of the photograph is to score people on their ability to travel to nice places, instead of their artistry.
Some people think that photographic skill is creating a sharp, accurate representation of what is in front of them. And surely this used to be the case, in the time of Leonardo da Vinci for example, it took great innovation and intelligence and skill to depict something with accuracy and detail.
Now, of course, your phone does it for you. So surely we must look elsewhere for the photographer. The artist who was once faced with the formidable task of replicating reality is now faced with the formidable mechanical regurgitation of reality eradicating his/her role in the process.
One solution, this one, is to point the machine at something that is supposedly not worth replicating, and showing how it is transformed by point of view and framing. How instantaneous and obvious you have made this very mystical idea that photography is about how you see and not what you see.
Message edited by author 2018-04-21 23:14:46.