The idea behind this blog is driven by my perceived lack of community for photographers and enthusiasts in Los Angeles. The photography scene seems quite fragmented compared to New York, which is where the title comes from. New Yorkers are blessed with an established community and resources that us Angelenos are just going to have to create for ourselves. I hope for this blog to become a way for us to do just that - network, keep up to date on photo related happenings, and grow our community into one that promotes photography in the region. After all, we can shoot too.
s when I say "AMEN" to this. I mean that.
Hey, half my comment disappeared.
What I said was "I'm so NOT hating on my fellow photographers when I say "AMEN" to this."
But yea. I couldn't agree more.
what i especially hate is the phrase that begins "The viewer, when looking at these images, feels etc......". Or "the images suggest blah blah blah...". Please don't spell out for me what i should feel/see/think when i look at your pictures. Did Robert Frank provide artist statements for his work?
Equally likely to cause one to vomit is the artist's predilection for "Work that explores that site and non-site bulls#@t" (as my wife refers to it).
Yeash, um, no one did in the history of art until the last century (and really only the last couple of decades. Conceptualism won and curators etc. got dumbed down, and now we have to give them something to work with so they can trash or praise the work after deciding whether they feel the way we told them to feel.
See American Suburb X for a refreshing exception to this rule.
I just read one where, apparently the photographer "sympathised" with the objects he was photographing...
As if that were something special? Now, as for the spelling, I'm a grammar snob but one doesn't necessarily need know how to spell to be a good photog.
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