My new scanner can do slides, my old eyes have trouble selectiong the size, hence the extra black border. A Couple years back I wrote an interactive dicussion column call “Traditional Photographic Art” on Nikonians. I’ve had this blog now for a few weeks and have been milling over thoughts on where to go with it. Those who read my old column know that I strayed far in some peoples mind from photographic art. But in this multi tasking world I think everything is an image. To me I’m focused on one thing. Image not to be confused with spin or prosumer photos.
The latest new and improved “camera” will not take better photos. It is the photographer who takes the photo or better it is the artist that makes the negative. So this blog will be about the artist who creates, primarilly with film. recently I was at an opening and I was introduced to someone. I inquired are you a photographer, before they could answer someone chimed in she has a camera of course she is an artist. Well never being one to hold my tonge I replied so if I have a paint brush does that make me Picasso? It wasn’t well recieved. My point and my thoughts here are what makes one person an artist and another a photographer or one who has a camera. Is that Eve’s Apple or food for thought. Comments welcome on the image and on my ramblings, be nice and be honest. this blog will change haphasordly for a while as I find direction. Those of you who have read me in the past know that I enjoy rambling and metaphors. Philosophy and Photography often merge. Please take time to visit my website. Its late. enjoy pjc