>>> Street Photography eXchange #84 <<<

Started Feb 7, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: Anders Petersen speaks
In reply to HappyVan, Feb 11, 2014

HappyVan wrote:

HappyVan wrote:

Perhaps, the comments are too harsh?

This is a problem I alluded to above. Where images are recorded merely as documents, there is often the lack of aesthetic clarity. That is, it is obvious and unexceptional.

Is the building the best background? Is it necessary to identify the location as Soho? What quality of winter are you trying to show? What actually is the tree about?

You (the photographer) has to make choices. The process of choosing is a reflection of your ability, training and values. Do a good job, and we are suddenly standing in your shoes. Seeing the world through your eyes.

Looking at something extraordinary.

Paul posted this lovely video of Petersen explaining himself.


I found the music annoying, and the photographer pretentious and unbearable.   He fails to distinguish the act of creation from his everyday self.  I found it painful and could not finish watching.

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