Burtynsky and Kander are two of the biggest names in photography today and their work is unashamedly pictorial - oh, and sharp (!). It's really strange/worrying how many still think the two have to exist in separate spheres of image making. Photography today is largely about appropriating the strengths of movements long exhausted. Which is actually a disconcerting thought for those who are convinced photography is dead.
Originally Posted by TheFlyingCamera
"There's nothing worse than a sharp picture of a fuzzy concept."
For those who believe the last word on photography is The Print, I think the concept of sharpness is what remains elusive.
It's really not that difficult to make a sharp picture, whatever your gear! To make a good one, pictorial or not, is... a bit harder. Let's concentrate on this. Step 1: know where to stand
Last edited by batwister; 09-17-2012 at 03:05 PM. Click to view previous post history.