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And now to a some interesting web links again – this time about 2 different photographers – one current and one regarded as a father of photography as art.
I like to listen to Podcast when travelling on planes (the in flight entertainment is pretty average!) and rather like Ted Forbes The Art of Photography. Ted has some interesting conversations and the two that have taken my fancy this weekend have been on street photographer John Free (visit his website for lots of images and idea) and another on Ansel Adams (you can also view some images of Adams work on the site).
Most of you know my opinion regarding photography as more than just a picture that some judge likes and these two podcasts reinforce that. John Free tells stories with his street photography with (as he puts it) trying to (and I’ll paraphrase it) generate an emotion from your photograph and not just a print, whilst Ansel Adams escaped the pictorialist view of early photography clubs and created art with his landscapes. In both cases, photography has moved beyond the purely technical – although the technical needs to be understood to achieve their outcomes.
Have a look and tell me what you think.