What Photography is to YOU

Discussion in 'Ethics and Philosophy' started by Kodiak, Jan 9, 2019.

  1. Kodiak

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    I was professional Photographer and Painter until year when job I did turned toward digital imaging. Today my world is very different, I am happier and I am performing only for myself, and have zero interest in showing my photographs to other. No points in it I found.

    To me:

    1. It is my memory on the past moment important in my life. If I see something that matters to my life I will not skip it. I will take my Camera which is always with me.

    Examples are
    Food I like and ate
    Bed where I sleep
    Reflections on rainy day


    2. It is proof for some facts I am interested to prove to myself, so make identity Portraitures with Lifestyle or Candid shooting style and with specific category

    Examples are:
    Aging of my Wife and me,
    My cherished boots
    My beloved Lexus
    Canadians


    So now is you turn
     
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    It's physics and chemistry. At least that's what I tell people when asked about my hobby. I tells them physics and chemistry, they give me that "oh shit" look and back away slowly. Then I don't have to entertain their dumbass questions if I had said photography. Best response to my 5x7 camera in the field, "I bet it takes neat old pictures". I prefer to avoid imbeciles.
     
  3. Andrew O'Neill

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    Another way for me to make art.
     
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    All of the above. Photography is a means of self expression. Plus it's cheaper than painting and less hard on my finger joints than music. I also like the physics and chemistry aspect, plus I enjoy all of the engineering and repair projects that come along with it. It's one of those things that just keeps expanding in different, unexpected directions.
     
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    A two dimensional 'capture' of a three dimensional reality
    Ken
     
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    I like to document my world and people in it...proverbial warts and all.

    bikers mardi gras D.D. Teoli Jr..jpg
     
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    I've been working in film, alternative and digital capture. From that perspective, the essential principle of photography is:

    light captured and retained by a sensitive medium creating an image.

    What we do with that is a whole 'nother thing. What materials and process we use or prefer does not effect that.
     
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    Photography for me is the physical representation of a spiritual/mental inspiration.
     
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    It’s Boogie Woogie

    5D403B08-A519-40E6-8ABE-2CB2C60C153A.jpeg .
     
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    Back in the good old days of Kodachrome and Pan-X, it was about seeing the world through my creative vision. But these days, its more about how the world looks with the current emulsions thru my various lenses.
     
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    A way of recording things I want to remember;
    A visual language;
    A way of seeing;
    A way of communicating / sharing my seeing;
    A means of self-expression;
    A set of skills;
    An arts practice of sorts;
    A way to waste money, time and materials;
    A reason to lug equipment to locations;
    A way to tell myself I'm not dead yet.
     
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    Its the perfect mix between nostalgia, a technical exercise and art.
     
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    I do show my pictures because due to Ottawa politics only few people from my country are allowed to be in Toronto and Canada.
    We are talking about mass discrimination. Same level they turned away ships with immigrants.
    So, here is very many discriminated people who wants to be in Canada, but could only see my and others pictures about it.
    Some of my earlier pictures and stories about Canada were stolen and replicated all other internet.
    Only once I was approached by mass media to ask permissions to publish my stories about Canada.
     
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    A means of totally controlling a process to achieve a specific desired result. Therapy.
     
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