Quote Originally Posted by Ken Nadvornick View Post
I guess I see a photograph as a naturally occurring phenomenon devoid, at the precise moment of rendering, of the Hand of Man.
Wow! I will defend to the death your right, and all that, but I find that perspective to be highly alien. Then again, I'm one of those big fans of "character" in lenses and emulsions, and in many ways I see the interesting part of photography as being the attempt to deploy those (very human and inaccurate) tools in a way that respects some sort of "truth" about the subject. I don't have this concept of a pre-existing Platonic photographic image.

(But I wonder if I'm being honest, since in practice I do a lot of stopping in my tracks and saying "Hey, there's a photograph over there!"...)