In a message dated 10/25/2012 5:51:51 A.M. Central Daylight Time,
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.
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
Gustave Le Gray
John Paul Caponigro
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.
Themed Olympus Photo Exhibition: http://www.tope.nl/