Saturday, October 27, 2007

Confusing but potentially interesting ways to make an image

Beautiful photographs and an interesting and inspiring talk whit Adam Bartos at Conscientious

"...I think that in one way the internet and electronic photography are making people more sophisticated about image making because they are doing so much more of it, and there’s no technical challenge to making a picture that “looks good”. But then, as PL di Corcia said, even more “people think photography is a foreign language they can speak” and so there’s a kind of emphasis, also enabled by electronics, on making pictures that are heavy on production value, size, weirdness, etc. etc. to distinguish themselves in the ever growing art market. What worries me is that the audience for photography may lose the capacity to make distinctions about what was formerly appreciated as a circumspect medium – although, to be honest, I’m not sure that’s happening..."

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