Interpretation of images

Started Oct 29, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Double Irony
In reply to Prosophos, Oct 31, 2012

Prosophos wrote:


This is too simple. Take the work of Thomas Ruff as an extreme example of photography which needs an understanding of context to be appreciated... I couldn't really say I like most of the images and its not the sort of think I want to explore.

Paul, am I the only one that sees the irony in your post?


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Peter | Prosophos


You've taken my words out of context ! HA - thats double irony!

I argued you can 'appreciate' an image without liking it. In the case of Thomas Ruff his images, when understood in context, are fascinating and when seen in isolation are prosaic. Whether one likes them or not isn't really the point.

The point is that because an image does not immediately 'grab' you does not necessarily mean it has 'failed'.

You have to ask why the image has been produced.



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