Friday, January 27, 2006

On photography

Here's Ed Burtynsky's amazing image of a wrecker's yard in India:
There's so much of extraordinary aura in the world, and I prefer that photography frames what exists out there. In comparison, staging a set up as with Jeff Wall's work just doesn't do it for me. It has its place in the art world, for sure, as a logical extension of a thousand years of painting, but that's about it. I find it very conservative and far closer to Caravaggio than Cartier Bresson.


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