Thursday, August 6, 2009

photography today

It's never been easy to capture
a truly good image.

It is, however easier
than ever before in history.

Technically speaking.

And by that I've found that we all
tend to capture more or less the same stuff.

Why do I say that?

Well, we all publish more
or less the same stuff.

That's no big deal as far as a everyday
amateur photography goes,
it's been the same ever since we got
the Kodak Instamatic.

What's more bothersome is that
almost all so called professional photo books
include all and every type of photo possible nowadays.
Of course I'm wrong. Nature photographers do their nature thing.
Celebrity lens persons do their thing. Etc.
But rarely in a single minded way.
Anton Corbinj comes to mind as one
of the rare few who's kept his style.

Which just taught me a lesson.

My site is shite too.
I'm all over the frigging place.
Okay, I can, it's my site and it's not meant to be a portfolio,
but I seem to have no point of view.
(I do, but it's not that easy to figure out.)
I will think about that.



Lally said...

I think you're wrong about it being wrong to be all over the place. Maybe you are, maybe not, but either way, it's still your perspective, your eye, your I, your living moment of visual perception and whatever else is going on with you in the moment you catch. I dig it. In many ways it's easy to do the same thing over and over, in the same style, and it's certainly a better career move, but it ain't my taste. I like what you've been doing on this blog.

Tore Claesson said...

Thanks Lally, encouragement doesn't hurt.