And this is the deeper problem with the tyranny of the “nice photograph.” It empties photography of its meaningful potential, obliterates the capacity to do meaningful work.Read More
At that moment the world before me seemed entirely sufficient to itself, so strikingly beautiful just as it was that any alteration I could have made in my presentation of it, even something as subtle as the removal of color, would have only felt like a falsification. All there was to be done was to be as true to the scene as I could be.Read More
11/27/2018 - 10:41AM
There is always something that I can never capture in a photograph. The remainder which is never contained in the work. The essence of the matter. The lived experience. A photograph is at best a kind of murky window with which to gesture toward the truth of the experience, a truth which lies always outside the limits of the reproduction. A good photograph is a clearer window.
It is this capability of a photograph to give someone the ability to in some sense “step into” these experiences and perspectives, that I wish to share, to “see as I saw,” that is so important to me about photography as a medium for my work.Read More