I would like to discuss the aesthetics of photography...

Started May 24, 2013 | Discussions thread
ROC124
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Re: I would like to discuss the aesthetics of photography...
In reply to Great Bustard, May 24, 2013

Have time only for a quick response right now. My original comments were about what I was hearing from actual buyers and potential buyers in a gallery. Other photographers had an opposite opinion.

I was interested in this issue of too much extraneous detail and too self-consciously photographic prints because local galleries have told me for years that photography generally doesn't sell well. I'm trying to understand why, so I always question potential buyers.

Easy to separate other photographers from potential buyers at the galleries: the photographers have their faces close to the prints looking at the details, and potential buyers are standing back looking at the whole image!

Thanks for starting this thread.

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