Photogenic Subjects and Non-Cosmetic Prints

Discussion in 'Ethics and Philosophy' started by dancqu, Jun 7, 2005.

  1. dancqu

    dancqu Member

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    " ... the picture needs to be good enough in the first place
    to work and survive without the addition of ornament or any
    tricks to make it look impressive."

    This line from David Vestal's article The Non-Cosmetic Print
    bespeaks my sentiments.

    I take it by " picture " he means the subject on film. Dan
     
  2. Paul Howell

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    I tend to disagree, when viewing any print the viewer should be able take the print at face value, however the photographer arrived at the final image should not be important to the viewer.

    Paul