“Making fake biography, false history, concocting a half-imaginary existence out of the actual drama of my life is my life. There has to be some pleasure in this life, and that’s it.” —Philip Roth
Photo art uses the camera to capture images-
for the purpose of transforming into something art-ish-
using image editing programs.
Photo art disrupts.
The Paris Review, reviewing the work of photographer Mark Yankus, described the process as “creating effect through digital means”.
In contrast, the work of document photography is pre-capture. The “effect” is created on the scene of a shoot, using equipment like zoom lens, lenses with intricate angles, natural light, slow shutter–not image editing.
(More on the difference between art and document here)
The pursuit of photography, whether the photographer uses software after, or equipment during, isn’t art, it’s like art, it’s artish.
Are you a voyeur, here right now? Hi. You can right click a photo, I think, choose “inspect”, to see how much photoshopping, filtering, image editing was done. Every disruption is listed, in html.
Mrs. Carveth’s Staff
1. multiple images created from one capture
2. displayed together
It took us by surprise. We didn’t see it coming. Everyone in the world was handed the equipment and, literally, skill, to make document and art photography. Because so many are kids, they have no idea that their impressive photos and photo art have just about demolished the wish of renowned photographers, that talent or training at a level equal to the other visual arts is required for great photography.
To begin with, there is no button on a paintbrush.
Professional and acclaimed photographers search for relevance.
What happens most on this site.
Change, repetition, saturation
Nothing is pinned down. WordPress announcing a new page, once, is ridiculous, devious. The page will be new again fifteen minutes later, many more times after. Content, identity, stories, syntax, facts, fonts, clipart, profile pics, false disclosures, opinions–are changed regularly.
WordPress does that (announces) and we’re suspicious. We’re suspicious of any WordPress action taken without offering an opt out.
(Speaking of fonts, I suspect this is a site to display the fonts Mrs. Carveth has collected. The photography and gibberish commentary is a front, something to hang fonts on.)
Carveth is at this about five days a month. Her staff (us, see below), dead, beautiful men and women, binge-tweak, driving formerly compact pages into oblivion, wearing down the fake language of WordPress (history, analytics, options), their callous intrusion into the construction and presentation of paid websites.
As we the dead, in sepia and b/w revise, upload, revise, upload, Carveth researches ungrounded claims made by photographers who, absent professional consensus, legitimize photography methods based on iPhone popularity and who in the club has crossed over into Instagram, the mainstream, or color photography.
Away from the internet, too, she isn’t geo-fixed. Lease is up. Move.
She doesn’t even look the same from day to day, not on purpose. Something about variety (there is so much? don’t be wasteful with potential?)
Choice is not a burden. Mistakes are quickly remedied: suddenly, swift.
Thumbnails are scattered around, software debris. Tap to enlarge.
No copyright. Mrs. Carveth doesn’t care what’s stolen, screenshot, saved, renamed. Grab it, call it yours, whatever. She doesn’t care.
Check this out.
https://www.nybooks.com/articles/2018/07/19/snapshot-work-of-art/ Journalist Janet Malcolm wrote about a group of renowned photographers who sensed long ago the future of professional photography, providing an example of desperate, clever, doomed attempts, (mentioned often in this site) to maintain an elite class of photographers, .
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