Posts tagged as:

Ansel Adams

#Longreads: The Surprisingly Old Art of Photo Fakery

by Paddy Johnson on October 19, 2012
Thumbnail image for #Longreads: The Surprisingly Old Art of Photo Fakery

“You can do anything in photography if you can get away with it.” wrote Paul Strand, a photographer who in 1915, painted out a figure that cluttered the composition of “City Hall Park.” That quote appears somewhere in the middle of Dushko Petrovich’s essay on the history of digital photography, and I love it. It speaks to the philosophy that the quality of the image should dictate its form, which even in the context of image manipulation, is its own kind of artistic purity

Read the full article →