Notes on Photography

My main contention in this little collection of essays is that photography is being subverted by postmodern ideas. If nothing else, photography is a product of modernist thinking. It demonstrates progress in a tangible way, and shows that the application of science can create art. With the advent of modern digital cameras and editing equipment comes a sense of entitlement that we’re all artists now – that anyone has the skill to be a great photographer. Add that to a completely unregulated market where there are no professional requirements, then you have a recipe for the almost complete deskiling of photography, and with it a downward spiral for those seeking to make a living from it.

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