Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2011/01/04[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
To me, regardless of whether it's a portrait, a snapshot, or even a landscape, it's the story that is contained in the image that is of utmost important to me. Technical excellence is a given. However, technical perfection for its own sake is not necessary. The technical aspects of the art must not interfere with the story being told. Photographs are but a 2-dimensional slice of a 4-dimensional world. Yet, the most important photographs evoke a sensory experience in the other dimensions: the physical context at the moment when the photograph was taken, and the flow of time before and after the photograph was taken. It's no different from what I consider important in other art forms, eg: music, paintings, poetry.