A photo and a quote for December 29, 2007

By: Darrell Klein

Dec 29 2007

Category: Art, Creativity, Image, photography, quotes

1 Comment

Photo: Forsaken Structures #5 – Eagleville, Tennessee

Quote for the day:

The picture… will reveal a truth of fact, of feeling, of experience, of aesthetic power, of form, of life itself – and this not only to you but also to one or all who look at it. The picture may even tell different things to different people – but it will tell. This may be a yardstick for the quality of your photograph.Tim Gidal[cited in: “Creative Camera International Year Book 1978”, Coo Press, London, 1977, p. 39]

This quote may be 30 years old but I think it is even more true today.  With so many pixel peepers out there these days checking focus on their lenses by taking photos of brick walls, it is very important that we realize that it is the content of the photo that matters most.  What good is a photograph that is perfectly focused and tack sharp if it has nothing to say?

One comment on “A photo and a quote for December 29, 2007”

  1. Backroads is my blog and I enjoy these types of photographs.

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