Month: September 2021

  • Abstract photography

    Abstract photography

    (Really, this is about abstraction in visual media in general — photography, painting, illustration, etc. — but I will focus more on photography). I’m not officially schooled or trained in art theory, but my homespun definition of abstraction is very direct: Abstraction is when the composition is more important than the subject. Me To me, […]

  • Harry Benson CBE on spontaneity in photography

    Harry Benson CBE on spontaneity in photography

    “I dislike studio photography because it’s not spontaneous. Anything you could go back and do five minutes, five months or five years later is not a great picture; you’ve lost the spontaneity… Studio photography is not really photography — it’s dress designing.” “To me, a good photograph is a glimpse and gone forever. It can […]