The very nature of photography is slicing time. Photographs are based on exposure to light, be it film or sensor and usually lasting only a fraction of a second. But in that unique moment, magic is made, never to be repeated, for seasons change, expressions are different, and nothing is static. It’s just a click, but one of endless boundaries and imagination, pausing time, and never to be captured again.
December 30, 2018, 8:04:43 am - South of Carmel, California
Photographers tend to keep their cards close to their chest, not revealing their process which is probably a good thing. It's like a magician keeping the curtain closed. However, if one is selling you reality, especially photojournalists, photos must be honest. I would be wrong to make viewers believe this image is real - it's not. It has been heavily manipulated. I'm not saying we should go around screaming PHONEY at our work, but at the same time we shouldn't pawn it off as authentic. One can reveal the nature of their work through an artist statement, a preface, title, etc. Or, maybe just not say anything.
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