Re: [OM] Camera bag getting a little heavy?

Subject: Re: [OM] Camera bag getting a little heavy?
From: NSURIT@xxxxxxx
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2012 07:32:59 -0400 (EDT)
In a message dated 10/25/2012 5:51:51 A.M. Central Daylight Time,  
dawid@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx writes:

I'm  sorry, but this is not photography. This is image compositing, using
the  iPhone as a capture device for the raw images.

It is art, yes (almost  anything can be). It is creative, yes. In fact, I
like many of her  resulting images very much. But it is NOT photography,
and fewer and fewer  people seem to be able to make the distinction.

My  2c.
Hmm, photography and art as separate disciplines. That conversation has  
been going on almost from the beginning. If compositing is the piece that 
kicks  it out of photography for you, that has been going on for a long time 

I would call your attention to:

Oscar G. Rejlander

Henry Peach Robinson

Edouard Baldus

Gustave Le Gray

Jerry Uelsmann

John Paul Caponigro

Lazlo Moholy-Nagy

and any number of the Dada and Surrealist artists
I would wonder about photographs that have had color hand painted on them  
or perhaps images produced through alternative processes with layers of 
colors  (Gum Bi-chromate being an example.)

I guess I'm happy with it being both art and photography rather than seeing 
 the two disciplines as been mutually exclusive. 
For me, Karen's work is without question both art and  photography. 
Oh, I am not about to lighten the load of my kit.  My iphone is my  most 
used light meter.  Hmm, both a phone and a light meter at the same  time.
Bill Barber 

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