*To white, I think the answer was found in the "thoughts, feelings, and reactions of the artist to his subject and his image." (quote: AA, autobiography)
*In contrast to Adams, "When a photograph is made, I consider it an accomplished fact. Then, I go on with the next creative effort. To brood over something irrevocably done is a waste of time"..............."If something moves me, I do not question what it is or why; I am content to be moved."
EXCELLENT!! post, Chuck1. I agree with every word. Captured, and I will proceed to carve it in stone.
I have seen many interesting responses to Art vs. Photography.
What it all boils down to is quite simplistic.
ART is subjective.
“One mans garbage is another mans gold.” This statement rings true when applied to art.
There isn’t a person on this planet that can tell me what art is or what art should be. I’ll decide that for myself. If one decides that photography is not art that is fine for that individual. That is his or her opinion.
I on the other I hand find photography to be extremely artistic. We all see the world differently and our cameras lenses capture these subtle nuances.
The argument becomes redundant when one views art as subjective.