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 …

What is ‘Truth’?

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When we talk of a picture being ‘accurate’, we are using a variety of the concept of ‘truth’. Its meaning depends on the context that we use it. Portraits can be considered truthful. We reveal our ‘true character’ when we act. Religions, philosophies and psychologies all attempt to revel our ‘true nature’. We talk about indexicality as offering a photographic ‘truth’ …