I just recently overheard a self-described "purist" photgrapher ranting on about how we're all cheaters and that the photographic masters before us lacked our current luxury--even desire--to "customize" (read: manipulate/photoshop) images. It was "...all about the the composition, a beautiful subject, and a properly exposed picture".FYI Richard Avedon is one of my heroes... Along with Steven Meisel... I mean how could they NOT be my heroes???
I call horse-pucky.
Above: Avedon's instructions to his printer.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
This is a straight repost from Chase Jarvis' blog. One that I should really read more often! I love love love this post. Thanks to Greg for showing this to me in response to my Symbiosis post! I don't see how anyone could argue that Photoshop is "cheating". Idiots.