I don't know if you are saying this to attack me or defend Ansel. I will assume you are saying this to defend Ansel. As I said I own his book The Negative. I have nothing against the guy. I am a hobbyist. I simply do not have the time money nor inclination to do everything Ansel espouses. I have no problem with him doing it. I'm glad he did it. I am a fan of his art and in my ill informed opinion he has done more for the field of photography than any other single artist I can think of. I'm still not going to run out and get a $300 spot meter tomorrow. That doesn't invalidate Ansel's technique. Me using an incident meter and getting on with taking my pictures is not a shot across the bow of Ansel.
Originally Posted by batwister
I suggest you see your optician.
You're clearly not a ballet dancer...
Seriously man I am just giving my honest narrow opinion. I may have been a bit blunt. It's art. I was answering a question that really has no right answer. If people like his stuff that is their business. I like plenty of artists that other people don't like.
The "object" of art here is the obsession - not the photographs themselves. The photographs are merely pointers - they gesture towards that object. Precisely why I don't pretend to "get" contemporary art and confine myself to the renaissance. Less bullshit to put up with!
haha, very true and just my way of looking at it.
I respect contemporary art, but I prefer Della Francesca to Nitsch and Mühl