Thursday, March 09, 2006

Art statements, Pitchfork, and fancypants analysis

This amused me. Since "becoming a photographer" I've been extremely wary of trying to elevate what I do to the level of "art". Sure there's the learning of the craft of lighting, all the nooks and crannies of the settings on the camera and all the post-shoot stuff and working with the subject. But is it art? Not my problem! I'll do the work to the best of my ability but it's up to someone else to elevate it.

I take my cue from Jean-Loup Sieff: do it for the love of it. Everything else follows.

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