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Photography – the word – means “drawing with light”.
As instruments for recording light, cameras are adaptable. They can record images in a variety of ways. Some of those ways align with basic principles of drawing or painting, where the finished work evolves over time and depends on movement of the hand rather than being created instantaneously. Images created in an instant are no less accomplished – they simply represent only one facet of a series of options. A camera is not limited to recording in a single way in a single moment.
The work presented here, for the most part, represents an evolutionary process. One variant in recording style can lead to the evolution of another and another until, as with martial arts, the individual techniques merge into no technique; there is just photography without any fetishist or absolutist constraints. Painters often strive for essence rather than the objective detail of a subject. What is true of painting in this context is equally true of photography. It means drawing with light, not just “photocopying.”
David Griffiths – Groundstarshadowlightart.com
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