If you had the choice to invite any living or dead photographer to be in a group with you, who would you invite?
I would love to spend quality time with Gene Smith, Sebastiao Salgado, Andre Kertesz, Paul Strand, Robert Frank, Margaret Bourke White, Brassai, Martin Munkacsi, Elliott Erwitt, Alfred Esenstaedt and Bill Brandt.
Who would you invite to be in your dream team?
Why do I ask – because I am interested in the work of those who have gone before, the greater the sphere of influences I have the greater the opportunity to synthesize subjects, approaches and styles. Photography is not about photography to quote somebody whose name I have forgotten. For me photography is about observing, abstracting and communicating what is thought to be significant to the viewer.
The picture above is a full frame reproduction of the in-camera shot, tri-toned in Lr4. I have quoted Stephane Mallarme a few times before on this blog To define is to destroy, to suggest is create. The thing that interests about this interpretation of the picture is the viewer has to join up the dots. There a lots of suggestions here, does the picture show one, two, three or four different roads? Would a picture that perfectly and accurately described the reality that afternoon tell a better story? I think not.
What is your photography about and how is your creativity being nourished?
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A big hello to all the new followers of my little blog this week.
(c) Andy Beel FRPS 2012