writing: research and opinion

 While an easy argument can be made that photography is becoming extinct as an art due to increased consumption, acknowledgement should be given to photographers and artists who use the technology meaningful ways to raise smart questions and share a unique, creative perspective that may have not been possible with traditional or even digital photography alone.

While an easy argument can be made that photography is becoming extinct as an art due to increased consumption, acknowledgement should be given to photographers and artists who use the technology meaningful ways to raise smart questions and share a unique, creative perspective that may have not been possible with traditional or even digital photography alone.

 However, the problem with these images is that they are not evidence nor truth. Instead, they fantasies of what could be, not what is.

However, the problem with these images is that they are not evidence nor truth. Instead, they fantasies of what could be, not what is.

 We pose and smile, whether alone or with family, to prove that we are enjoying the experience of being in the moment. Really, is it fair to consider the Olan MIll portraits of the past to be considerably less authentic than a filtered snapshot on Instagram today?

We pose and smile, whether alone or with family, to prove that we are enjoying the experience of being in the moment. Really, is it fair to consider the Olan MIll portraits of the past to be considerably less authentic than a filtered snapshot on Instagram today?

  "We care too much about what others think, we look for validation from strangers, we think we know everything, and we all seem to feel that we can comment however we want..."   You can hear my voice too in a "podcast" overviewing the topic!

"We care too much about what others think, we look for validation from strangers, we think we know everything, and we all seem to feel that we can comment however we want..." You can hear my voice too in a "podcast" overviewing the topic!