Why do You Take photographs
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22-11-12, 11:27 AM
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Hampshire, UK
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Pretty much the same for me, although I also like to try to produce something that will have the same effect on the viewer as the original had on me. Sometimes, a phrase in a book may make an impression on us, and we want to pass that on to someone else. Sometimes just quoting is enough; but mostly the only way to show why it impressed us is to add a little more in the way of explanation. I see photography the same way - a straight "quote" of nature (which I think is impossible anyway) usually fails to convey exactly what it meant to us. Hence, I usually arrange things to explain rather than to simply state.
That means that although I want my images to look natural, at the same time I don't feel in any way bound to be literal. Poetry often isn't literal either
I think it was Ansel Adams who said: "You don't
a photograph, you
Beauty is bought by judgment of the eye.
Shakespeare. (Love's Labours Lost.)
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