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

Started May 24, 2013 | Discussions thread
tex Veteran Member • Posts: 7,734
Well, a distinction needs to be made between aesthetics....

....and taste alone.  Aesthetics includes taste, usually capital T taste, but has other components that are more objective and quantifiable.

Much of what the original referenced comment(s) seems to me to have to do with were taste (small t) considerations.

The larger question of what constitutes a set of aesthetics for photography as a medium distinct from all the other visual arts is sort of an interesting one----was definitely interesting about 40 years ago. In 2013, an age of mixed media, mash-ups, and meta everything maybe the discussion is displaced a bit into another one with a wider scope?  Is an aesthetic discussion about photography qua photography a little quaint now?  Not that we shouldn't do it....

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