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Friday, 31 March 2017

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Or the hardware that is utilized to produce the photograph....

"Photography is life."

"All photography is retro by its very nature."

-- Ken

When you're right, you're right!

If, as you suggest, photography is ABOUT life then it fits with my own credo that photography IS a celebration of life.
Perhaps that could apply to many forms of expression, particularly the mimetic arts: though there is a chance some more abstract approaches could be more about SELF??

I may print this out and hang it on a wall. Consider this thought against the idea of "minimalism" in art.

Couldn't agree more, and it reminds me of a similar one from my day job:

"Computer science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes."

It seems to me that from the start of the twentieth century on, quite a lot of art has been about art - testing the boundaries of what is considered art, exploring what our experience of art can be. You might not agree with it, but I don't see why that shouldn't also be true for at least some kinds of (fine art) photography.

Sometimes art's introspection strikes me as self indulgent. I do though like work that is about our experience of seeing, about visuality, and this includes photography - as far as I can tell some of my own modest efforts are about that, to the extent they are about anything.

You got it!

I like it but it has one problem. Now you need to define life.

I couldn't agree more.

Oh for the days when people were less aware of being photographed.

Thank you!

That's it!

Way way back a wiser buddy, while idling at a red light, turned to me and pronounced ".... art is all about the human spirit."

That's stayed with me and sometimes has been a quide in the fog.

My forest interiors, which are what I do mostly and which typically lack people and sign of them, are my try at showing, to myself and to the world, what I've thought was good in the woods during a life spent largely under the trees.

Besides being an expression of my individual experience, heart and mind, what has come out also reflects the influence of the society, culture, region and time - and the artistic trends - that I live in.

It would be someting to rig a gray fox with Go-Pro.

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