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CHARACTERS ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Jerry L. ThompsonMpson s references to various artists are
UNMEMORABLE THOUGH AND THERE ARE MANYthough and there are many the author goes
On Unnecessarily Long Trying Tounnecessarily long trying to his opinion On the positive side there are some revelations that stand out from the rest and are worth going back to It was also nice to read theory from an artist s perspective for a change A load of academic tripe focusing solely on fine art photography I had hoped the reviews I saw were simply folks who did not know how to wade through academic writing Maybe I was right but they were not wrongFor the record I made it halfway Wanted to give p about 15 20% in but kept at it80% of the text is tter bullshit 20% makes sense but then he ruins it by tying it back in to the other crap And he writes of photographers as if he has never been one It is all thought experiment BS He has no idea what goes on in the mind of Atget or Weston or Winogrand orDo not waste your time This Structs an argument that moves with natural logic from Thomas Pynchon and why we read him for his vision and not
his command of miscellaneous facts to Jonathan Swift to Plato to Emily Dickinson who wrote Tellcommand of miscellaneous facts to Jonathan Swift to Plato to Emily Dickinson who wrote Tell the Truth but tell it slant to detailed readings of photographs. .
I enjoyed the connections to epistemology especially as they focused on the importance of process patience practice This
book was of a wordy academic philosophy lecture There was some food for thought butwas of a wordy academic philosophy lecture There was some food for thought but often got lost in his salad of verbosity At 85 pages though it was a ick read This is a clever irreverent book which also has a pretty good point to make Almost all of the books I ve read so far go out of their way to break the connection between photographs and
reality a photo is two dimensional the camera s vision is monoculara photo is two dimensional the camera s vision
monocular creates relationships that don t Enjoyed the book takes Sontag to the woodshed applauds hard work No Biggy! uotidian observance and dialectic with place or subject Finally someone puts Susan Sontag in her place in print As far as the books I ve read on Photography theory this one has been the most relevant to the view of the photographer and what their work has to say Tho. Photography matters writes Jerry Thompson because of how it works not only as an artistic medium but also as a way of knowing With this provocative observation Thompson begins a wide ranging and lucid meditation on why photography isniue among the picture making arts He con. As even ridiculous thanIs Monocular Creates Relationships That Don T Enjoyed The Book
on photography Jerry Thompson s short nder 100 pages meditation on various philosophical aspects of photography often reads too and academic for my particular tastes I actually would have preferred MORE talk about photographers photography and the art of taking photographs instead of the numerous attempts by Thompson to link some strand of artistic philosophy to the act of taking a picture Also as aSontag on photography Jerry Thompson s short nder 100 pages meditation on various philosophical aspects of photography often reads too
former assistant of Walker Evans this is very heavy on him a photographer I happen to admire greatly but Iassistant of Walker Evans this is very heavy on him a photographer I happen to admire greatly but I wish there were other photographers discussed The bit with Gary Winogrand was much needed Had this book been longer I highly doubt I would have made it to the end but as I said it was less than 100 pages and it did make me think some about my own work as a photographer se patience something I already do since I shoot film each photo costs instincts think about the entire imag. By Eugene Atget Garry Winogrand Marcia Due Walker Evans and Robert Frank Forcefully and persuasively he argues for photography as "A Medium Whose Business Is "medium whose business is constructing fantasies pleasing to the eye or imagination but describing the world in the toughest and deepest way.
Jerry L. Thompson