Chapter 9 – Photography: An Invented “Art”
WHAT PHOTOGRAPHY IS
Excerpt from What Art Is:
Nearly all writers who analyze the nature of photography concur with Rand in emphasizing the limitations of the photographer’s role as compared to the painter’s. Since photography is, as she stated, a “mechanical means of reproducing whatever is put in front
In writing the “Lighter Side of Photography” I mentioned that the ‘magic’ of photography doesn’t come from gimmicks or software algorithms, it comes from our consciousness and following a zenic path to master photography. Most shooters only think about focusing the lens, but this only sharpens what is recorded. The true photographer’s path is one
It was towards the end of 1989 and I was sitting in my studio office when out of the blue famed actress Patricia Neal called me about that photo….”how did you ever get that shot?”… She was talking about my photograph called “Illumination of Oak Bluffs” she saw displayed at the airport.