Tastes are subjective

Written by Eric W on June 26th, 2009

Oh, so subjective. I’ve been watching comments on flickr and Stuck in Customs picking aport one of Trey’s newer pics. It’s not among his technical best, but I’m a bit… amused, I suppose, at the vehemence that people are showing.  Like the “If you’re going to post rubbish like this” comment – I guess I just don’t get it, what purpose does that serve?

I suppose I see it from multiple perspectives: first, the whole concept of taste in art – it’s entirely subjective.  You may be a highly discerning photographer, so you don’t like this one.  That’s you.

Second, what purpose does such a statement make?  It’s not like he owes people anything.  In fact, I would argue that a large part of the world owes him: he’s effectively introduced the majority of us to HDR.

Fortunately for us, Trey is apparently handling it well.  Bigger man than I.

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