A photo will never be as revered as art

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rsn48 Veteran Member • Posts: 7,755
Ansel Adams and photoshop

This discussion is almost not worth responding to, its an old debate that was resolved in the 50's and 60's.

Photoshop has been around for a long time, by photoshop I mean the manipulation of an image.  And the master of film manipulation was Ansel Adams.  About ten years ago some guy was excited here because some of Ansel's films were unearthed.  My response was, what's on the film or slide, is not the print you and I and others have seen. Ansel bragged he once spent 3 days on one print.

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According to Manny Faber, there are "termite artists" who shoot in obscurity pursuing an inner vision others can't see (think Vivian Maier). And there are "white elephant artists" who shout out with technique and vision for all to see (think Ansel Adams). Which one you are doesn't matter, both have produced fine art.

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