This entire episode of The Landscape Photography Show is derived from one tweet that led me down a long rabbit hole.
Photography is creativity in a straitjacket. Yeah, you have plenty of artistic latitude, but there’s still an expectation by your audience of representing a real moment.
-Richard Bernabe (@bernabephoto)
There are so many words and visuals within that tweet that tormented me for weeks.
I dove deep into the history surrounding our icon in landscape photography, Ansel Adams, and his journey through this same argument. I found that Ansel had haters too and even questioned his newly-discovered style of photography.
This discussion will have many layers, but that’s because creativity is not linear, it’s cyclical.
After listening to this episode of The Landscape Photography Show, I hope that you will have a better understanding of photography in the art world. However, more importantly, I hope that you will have a better understanding of your journey through artistic photography.