Why take pictures?


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Why take pictures?

So, why take pictures? Well, it's a worthwhile question to ask yourself. What is it that really motivates you? I like how Rodney reflects upon this. He says it's the artifact, that final print, the tactile object that you can hold in your hand. And a print is indeed powerful. I like how the World War II photographer Eugene Smith reflects on this. He says, "The negative, well, that's like the false start, the jottings, the sketching. The print, that's a completed photograph." And there is something to be said for that.

It's almost like a picture has come full circle once you create that print, once you commit it to paper. In our current context, in the digital world, we create and capture a lot of photographs, but it's pretty rare that we spend time making prints. In the sense, we've lost some of that art, some of the value of making prints. And even more than that, Rodney digs into this whole idea of creating black-and- white prints like these. And he doe...

Why take pictures?
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Why take pictures? provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Chris Orwig as part of the Narrative Portraiture: On Location in New York with Rodney Smith

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