Re: Interactivity and process
Jeffrey D. Mathias (email@example.com)
Sun, 14 Jun 1998 16:26:21 -0400
Judy Seigel wrote:
> ... there is no such thing as "objectivity" as Jeffrey claims.
> And I don't mean just details of personal style, but about the look of
> He can perhaps recreate his *vision*, but what can be objective about
> translating full-scale, 3-dimensional, full-color reality to a little
> piece of paper? (As you pointed out subsequently). Sometimes the paper
> looks much better, but.... objective? ...
Yes Judy, there is "objectivity"; although not in the sense as you have
portrayed. The challenge is not to translate reality to a piece of
paper. The challenge is to have the image on the piece of paper convey
the same message of that reality; and that this be done with a minimum
(idealy none) of manipulation or editorializing by the photographer, but
executed with the experience and ability of the photographer, so that
the viewer can understand the message of the reality.
Jeffrey D. Mathias