Continuing on with yesterday’s thoughts, which are still occupying parts of my brain that could be better served by applying to photography. Or better.
The argument that had been made was that photographers were mediocre. I would argue, myself included, that most photographers have always been mediocre. There are just many more of us today.
However, I would like to take exception to the word mediocre. Look at flickr on any given day and you’ll see plenty of mediocrity. But that’s subjective, and what is mediocre to me may not be to you. A lot depends on experience, exposure, and taste.
But what makes a great photograph? Again, I would argue that this is subjective. A great photograph speaks to me. A truly great one will speak to me always regardless of mood or attitude. Over the years the message may change, but it still touches part of my soul.
Is that a decent explanation of a great photograph?