Recently read an article in The Guardian about Wim Wenders Polaroids. His thoughts on the Art Photography Genre rang true they could be my words. “The culture has changed. It has all gone. I really don’t know why we stick to the word photography any more. There should be a different term, but nobody cared about finding it.”
“It’s not just the meaning of the image that has changed – the act of looking does not have the same meaning. Now, it’s about showing, sending and maybe remembering. It is no longer essentially about the image. The image for me was always linked to the idea of uniqueness, to a frame and to composition. You produced something that was, in itself, a singular moment. As such, it had a certain sacredness. That whole notion is gone.” No where is this more true than on social media. That was my world and will continue to be it isn’t the problem of the copiers of things in front of them it is my problem for being unable to accept content and quantity as the new normal. Technically excellent void of emotion “What program did you use”? It’s the latest it’s the greatest mashed potatoes” Ah the sixties. I need to find a new river to fish in, a new stage to sing on so I won’t be sharing many images and time here. The level of agenda/fake news and is too much to see on a regular basis. Don’t take this personally there are artists here I love. peace pjc
Photographic Art, film, thought, nuance, metaphor my program.