The Photograph is Not Sacred

Photography is fascinating because it is supposed to be a ‘factual’ depiction of reality. Thus, to somehow ‘fuck’ with a photograph seems to be immoral. Why? It loses its ‘authenticity’.

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This is why a lot of us are attracted to “unposed” street photography — it somehow feels more ‘authentic’.

But I desire to re-write the rules of ‘authenticity’ in photography. Any photograph that you shoot [you are the ‘AUTHOR’– same root word as authentic] is AUTHENTIC!

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Furthermore, the point of photography isn’t to create a factual depiction of reality. Our duty as photographers and artists is to RE-INTERPRET reality. We as photographers appropriate reality [as our visual lego bricks] to create artwork which is beautiful in our eyes!



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