I am sad. All the beautiful photos that make me love photography are fake. The photographer staged them all. Is photography fake?
Reply by Daniel Nahabedian on January 21, 2009 at 7:52pm
Well, I wouldn’t call it “fake”.
I myself have a few photoprojects concerning homeless people and poverty. I would not go shoot true homeless people or pay them to act the way I want them to for my shoot. I’d ask for my friends to help me do the scene.
It’s all about telling a story. I want to strike people with a story, create an emotion. It’s the result in their mind that’s important.
If I wanted to shoot true homeless people, it would be photojournalism and not conceptual photography anymore. It’s all about the message you try to convey
Is Photography Fake?
Posted by Frank January 21, 2009 at 7:16pm in DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY TECHNIQUES
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