05 March 2004

Photography is dead

Or so says David Hockney. Also check out the related article. He seems to be talking about journalistic photography, rather than art photography (which he says he finds dull), but I still don't buy it. Trick photography has been around since the birth of photography itself - so why should digital manipulation make a difference? It's the idea that photos are objective records that was the original mistake. And, as for art photography, I'd imagine that digital manipulation would make it more on a par with painting, not less.

Want some fun? Try editing your own Psycho shower scene (not that I've actually tried it yet - I've got a slow as dial-up connection so will do it when I've got plenty of time to spare).

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