Using the WordPress tag surfer feature as I occasionally do (generally when I’m bored to tears cos I’m supposed to be working but all the computers and stuff are actually running ok), came across this blogpost. Possibly written in context of… um… “erotic art”, nevertheless I couldn’t help but find myself in substantial agreement with many of the observations therein as they pertain to the whole “photography as art” camp.
Note: If you’re not of the “photography is art” camp you’ll probably love it. If you are then maybe you should read it!
And while we’re on the subject, consider these two pics…
Are they photographs? Or are they art? And if the latter, what sort of art? Art? Ok Art? Crap Art? Wannabe Art?
Well, far as I’m concerned strike out all the above. They ain’t art, they’re photos.
If I’d wanted to produce “art” I woulda got the airbrush out or something. A few charcoal sticks. A coupla brushes maybe.
So surely I, as the guy who took the bloody things in the first place, have the final say on it. Don’t I?