Steve Shapiro (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mon, 19 Apr 1999 18:28:39 -0700
Subject: Re: Digital is not *easier* (Dan takes bait)
> Whoa there Steve! Let's remember the FIRST uses of photography, and what
> advanced the state thereof: studies for paintings. Commercial use always
> the development, the art surely comes after.
Take my words for personal remarks, but I studied art history long enough to
be a part of it.
My opinion holds that digital art and photography is manipulation not the
finess of the art, and there's a contradiction to that, too. It depends
onhow it's used.
I firmly stand on the conviction that it's a seperate medium. No one, not a
person or single voice objected to the replacement of glass plates by film.
That's not the issue.
The digital format feeds a need. The commercial market and for a
photographer to show an art director what the mag. spread will look like is
To put a magazine spread on the wall is -- thus far and to include what
they've got at the Ansel Adams Gallery in Pebble Beach -- not my cup of tea.
I repeat, Ansel wanted it for himself, too.
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