|Sent on:||Saturday, February 16, 2013 8:24 AM|
SOME QUESTIONS TO CONISDER
e.g., B&W vs. color, somber vs. joyful
Some COMMENTS from Members
With Instagram, Twitter and Facebook attached smartphones with decent cameras, it feels like everyone is an amateur photographer nowadays. So makes a photo art? Caliber of camera? Expertise of photographer? Subject matter?
All, or some, or no photography as a fine art form? I've wondered about that for a long time. Should be an interesting discussion. As Andy Warhol said "Art is anything you can get away with".
To me, Mr. Lough, through his understanding of composition, light and shadow, his mastery of the technical part of photography, and his years of experience, he was able to use photography to tell a story that reaches people in a way that many can't do. If we look at art as a form of expression that an artist creates to attempt at establishing a dialog with his prospect audience, then we can say that all images captured that can tell a story can be defined as a piece of art. However, the ones that can reach more people the way the artist intended to may be more successful than those that can't.
Lee Robbins, Event Organizer