Photographs are not accidents.

For Earth Below

I read an artist’s statement today that said, “My shooting style is so-called snapshot, so I can say all of my photographs were taken by a mere accident. They are the photographs of somewhere yet nowhere.”

Photographs are not accidents. One makes a choice to press the shutter when that which is seen, felt, observed, etc., is there. This photographer made a choice to shoot “snapshot style”. While I can understand the idea, the notion, of  photograph being representative of no place in particular, a place that is unidentifiable, it is still a representation, a document in part or whole of what was/is there. A photograph, fabrication aside, cannot be of somewhere yet nowhere.


View original post

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s