While reading and thinking about photography questions come up. Questions I don’t have answers to yet. For now theorizing on photography equals doubt to me. The thoughts are random and incoherent.
For me Photography is closer to poetry then storytelling.
Robert Adams – landscape pictures involve geography, autobiography and metaphor. Interesting perception.
Visual pleasure vs circulation of ideas.
The idea needs to be served by technique (Harold Evans) – i feel too many contemporary photographers are using the camera as a tool of convenience.
Ideas are not art. Ideas in art can give meaning to a viewer, but an idea is just a starting point. Something has to be created, with craftsmanship, to become art.
Photography may show, it can not explain.