And now for a lesson in portraiture, no wait...ummmm...still life...ummmm... photojournalism....oh man...okay, FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY! Yeah, that's it. Here is a lesson in fine art photography.
"A still life is a work of art depicting mostly inanimate subject matter, typically commonplace objects which may be either natural (food, flowers, plants, rocks, or shells) or man-made (drinking glasses, books, vases, jewelry, coins, pipes, and so on).A portrait is a painting, photograph, sculpture, or other artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant.Photojournalism is a particular form of journalism that creates images in order to tell a news story. Photojournalism is distinguished from other close branches of photography (such as documentary photography, social documentary photography, street photography or celebrity photography) by the qualities of:
- Timeliness — the images have meaning in the context of a recently published record of events.
- Objectivity — the situation implied by the images is a fair and accurate representation of the events they depict in both content and tone.
- Narrative — the images combine with other news elements to make facts relatable to the viewer or reader on a cultural level.Fine art photography refers to photographs that are created in accordance with the creative vision of the photographer as artist.
Like I said, this here is an example of fine art photography. The photographer had a creative vision. An avant-garde vision for sure. But if they call it art who are we to question their vision? Who are we to ask, "Ummmmmm excuse me, but exactly what was your focal point here?"
Oh, I know, if the mucky mucks in the art world put their stamp of approval on this thing, had it framed in a huge frame, hung in a prestigious gallery, we could get all sorts of fools nodding their heads, jabbering to each other about the masterpiece, and isn't it a shame that the artist has passed on leaving such a small amount of work.
* This is bad photography 101. Do not do what this person did. This photo has bad fung shoe-ie. This shot gives me a headache!