EP23 - On Perfectionism, a critique - An audio essay from B+W PHOTOGRAPHY MAG
Release Date: 12/12/2016
This episode is a recording of my piece for Black+White Photography Magazine issue 194
This piece is all about the over emphasis on the benefits of perfection in photography.
Photography is a medium that lends itself to perfectionism - ever better options and technology mean that aberrations and imperfections will be 'optional' in the not so distant future. But what effect does this have on the medium's ability to convey the kernel of our humanity? Do ever sharper pictures with perfectly rendered tones lead us to a sense of truth or away from that and into a world where 'values' have moral supremacy?
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PS Thanks to Chad Lelong for the music!