Thursday, July 1, 2010

Basic Photographic Philosophies

  • The photograph is not the subject. It is an entirely separate entity from the object photographed and should be seen as such.
  • Every photograph makes a statement about both the object photographed and the photographer.
  • Technique is simply the sentence structure of the visual language of photography.
  • There is no such thing as good photographic technique or bad photographic technique. There is only technique that is applied appropriately or inappropriately.
  • Painting and photography are equal but mathematical opposites. The painter adds, the photographer subtracts.