Intention and the Photographer

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Intention is a critical factor in all photography – indeed, in all art. Let me illustrate. Historically, I have not considered landscape photography as central to my practice, though like many others who started in photography with a lot of travel images, the genre has always been present within my work. However in 2020, landscape has become a more regular …

Vox Darkroom

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Which came first, the chicken or the egg? When Roger Fenton took the first war photographs during the Crimean War (1853-1856), did he fake the most famous image, In The Valley of The Shadow of Death? There are two images existing – one with cannonballs, and one without. Which came first? From Wikipedia: ‘Roger Fenton was sent to record the …