I am not a photographer

Started Feb 1, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Stephen McDonald
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Re: I Am Not a Photographer----Nor an Artist
In reply to mcshan, Feb 1, 2013

I don't often have any problem being mistaken for an artist. But there was one time. I design and build things like boats, model planes and human-powered vehicles. Once, someone saw some of my projects and said, "You're a real artist!". My first reaction was to be very irritated, as my things functioned and had practical uses. But if the way such vehicles are shaped, to be streamlined and fast, makes them look artistic to some people, it can't be avoided. If our photos seem like art, I'm not going to deliberately make them look homely to avoid that.

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