27. Januar 2021
von Andrew Molitor
Kommentare deaktiviert für Regarding Photographs: On the Ethics of Photography I

Regarding Photographs: On the Ethics of Photography I

In the ongoing spirit of applying my new(?) model of thinking about photographs to old questions, let’s take a pass through “ethics” to see if anything interesting shows up.

I am no philosopher, nor an ethicist, so I use “ethics” here broadl… Read the rest “Regarding Photographs: On the Ethics of Photography I”

19. Januar 2021
von Andrew Molitor
Kommentare deaktiviert für Regarding Photographs: On the Truth of a Photo

Regarding Photographs: On the Truth of a Photo

I’ve been writing for a while now on this single idea: that photographs transport you, in a sense, to the scene of the photograph; that you therefore react to photographs as if you were there, viscerally; that you react specifically by imagi… Read the rest “Regarding Photographs: On the Truth of a Photo”

13. Januar 2021
von Andrew Molitor
Kommentare deaktiviert für Regarding Photographs: Photo Criticism — An Example

Regarding Photographs: Photo Criticism — An Example

If you’ve been following along for any length of time, you might be starting to wonder if the author here even owns a camera, and if so, whether he can work it at all. I can! I really do, and I can! I mean, kinda, anyways.

This is a picture I took. Let… Read the rest “Regarding Photographs: Photo Criticism — An Example”

9. Januar 2021
von Andrew Molitor
Kommentare deaktiviert für Regarding Photographs: Photo Criticism

Regarding Photographs: Photo Criticism

The previous essays in this series have tried to develop some ideas about what happens when people look at photos. The realism, that mass of realistic detail, causes (I claim) a visceral reaction: we feel, we react, we think, a little as if we … Read the rest “Regarding Photographs: Photo Criticism”

22. Dezember 2020
von Max Depatie
Kommentare deaktiviert für Matter Deconstructed: The Observer Effect and Photography

Matter Deconstructed: The Observer Effect and Photography

Photographs are omnipresent in our daily lives. From social media and advertising to family photos hanging on your wall. Images are used for identification and as evidence, as well as informing us at a cultural level about who we are.

Photo… Read the rest “Matter Deconstructed: The Observer Effect and Photography”

22. Dezember 2020
von Andrew Molitor
Kommentare deaktiviert für Regarding Photographs: Reading Photos II

Regarding Photographs: Reading Photos II

In the previous essay, I introduced a couple of imaginary photographs. The first, an old woman celebrating her birthday with family and friends; the second a photograph of a man seated in a chair, attentive to something out of frame.

Since m… Read the rest “Regarding Photographs: Reading Photos II”

15. Dezember 2020
von Andrew Molitor
Kommentare deaktiviert für Regarding Photographs: Reading Photos I

Regarding Photographs: Reading Photos I

This is the third essay in this series, and it begins a smaller sequence of notes running over the ways we as viewers make sense of pictures. We spend, I think, too much time thinking about what happens before and during the making of a picture, … Read the rest “Regarding Photographs: Reading Photos I”

7. Dezember 2020
von Andrew Molitor
Kommentare deaktiviert für Regarding Photographs: On Consent

Regarding Photographs: On Consent

In the previous essay, I made an argument that photographs (and things that are like photographs) metaphorically transport us into the scene of the photo. We react, body and mind, a little bit as if we were actually present.

In these current … Read the rest “Regarding Photographs: On Consent”

2. Dezember 2020
von Andrew Molitor
Kommentare deaktiviert für Regarding Photographs: What Does a Photograph DO Anyways?

Regarding Photographs: What Does a Photograph DO Anyways?

So, you make photographs? Or take them, or something like that? I’m going to guess here that you probably hope people will like them, or see something in them that’s interesting. You’re interested in how people see photographs, how people m… Read the rest “Regarding Photographs: What Does a Photograph DO Anyways?”

1. August 2020
von Simon King
Kommentare deaktiviert für If Sharpness Truly Mattered, Cartier-Bresson Would Be a Joke

If Sharpness Truly Mattered, Cartier-Bresson Would Be a Joke

While teaching a recent workshop, I joked that street photography was the only genre where people would buy $3,000 worth of cameras and lenses and then deliberately use them to make out of focus, grainy, imperfect images. This led to a prett… Read the rest “If Sharpness Truly Mattered, Cartier-Bresson Would Be a Joke”