RE: Actual photograph

From: Baird, Darryl ^lt;>
Date: 03/17/05-11:27:01 AM Z
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Artists, yes! I'm reaching for my beret as we 'speak.'


-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Smigiel []
Sent: Thu 3/17/2005 12:22 PM
Subject: RE: Actual photograph
>>> 03/17/05 11:22 AM >>>
>>While studying and researching the origins of picture-making, I've
come to realize we photographers have gotten this concept all wrong.
We don't make photographs, we make pictures. The photograph is a
medium, the camera a tool, and the print a representation or


I would agree for the most part.

Interestingly, I have a kitschy VHS tape narrated by Vincent Price
(1960s?) discussing how William Mortensen was a "maker of pictures"
rather than mere photographs, and who as such was ostracized by the
currently in-vogue photographic camp and pretty much left out of the
medium's history until the recent revival.

I would like us all to be "Artists."


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