Episode 114: Perception, conception and boredom in photography

Hosted by Daniel j Gregory

May 15, 2017

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I was recently listening to a couple of photographs look at each other’s work. One of the photographers was showing some abstract work. The other photographer wanted to know what the image was a photograph of. The first photographer wouldn’t say because they felt that it didn’t matter to the understanding of the image.

As I listened to them talk, I got to thinking about how we create perceptions of objects and then assign our concepts to those objects. Each being limited by our own understanding of the contents of the frame and our world view. This idea leads me to think about how boredom might cause us to disconnect from work after we figure out what it is. Ultimately to be a good photographer, I believe that you need to be able to step away from the boredom and stay truly connected to the work.

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