Sunday, March 20, 2011

The Power of Art Photography

Writing this blog has become a bit of an eye opener. It has caused me to think about why I do what I do and to evaluate the value of it. I do enjoy so many aspects of photography the creative aspect, the ability to record our environment and capture history. The inspiration I get from other photographers whom I admire. But I still find myself asking; what am I trying to create? Who am I creating for? Have I become a connoisseur of pretty pictures?

Photography can be a medium of considerable significance. Photography can bite, it can be real, it can be personal, it can have great impact. The work of Robert Capa, Steve MeCurry and Frans Lanting comes to mind.

Speaking of impact I came across this video on TED Talk and I was just amazed at the power of photography!

Use art to turn the world inside out

Some people may call this the Power of Art. But I think when it comes to great photography, the photography at hand becomes a monument to our world. No other art can bring us the raw dramatic impact the way photography can. All the same I don’t care to call photography, art. The traditional art of painting in it’s evolution to “Modern Art” has become a medium of flatulence and opulence. Please take the time to watch the video and enjoy The Power of Photography!

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