A Photograph is a Photograph

For some, photography is about truth. Perhaps I should say Truth with a capital T. They insist that their photos represent reality.

As if there’s only one truth for all. And their reality must be shared by all.

With that they will state that they don’t process their photos and they rant on about the state of photography. As if some pure state exists.

For others it is only real photography if shot with film cameras. As if digital photography is cheating or of lesser value.

Abstract Street Photography
Look Right, New York City, October 2019

While I’m hopeless taking photos with my phone, I don’t deny that it is a valid tool for shooting. It’s just not as substantial in my hands.

I think that it’s rather unfortunate how elitist some people who call themselves photographers can be about which tool you choose to use.

A photo is a photo is a photo. No matter how you make it. Can we just get over the divisiveness? The important thing is the end result. Period. And of course, art is in the eye of the beholder.

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