Sunday, 12 June 2011

Photography. But is it Art?

Narcissus in Georgian Window
What does a photographer do that makes a work of Art? Don't they just point and click?

They choose the subject. They see an image, in their imagination, and set about to create it, and share it.

Then they edit, first by throwing away much of what they recorded, then by cropping the image, removing the clutter and getting the colour balance to their taste.

Then they use photomanipulation to further isolate the image of their imagination. 

Many trials are rejected. Many experiments fail.