He (Alfred Stieglitz) insisted photographs are not description but metaphor. "Photography is my passion," he said. "The search for Truth is my obsession."
Last week in photo history class I read these lines from Carol Strickland's engaging piece in the Christian Science Monitor on the Stieglitz, Steichen, Strand exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
|Searching for Subtlety|
|Shoot for the Stars|
I wound up at The Botanic Garden of Smith College, photographing plants in the Conservatory and my students working on their craft. Their respectful behavior and creative imagery made me proud.
Speaking of teaching, students and the history of photography, I just put together this video about Hallmark Institute of Photography, where I teach: Old School using New School Technology.
Question: When you create, what concepts propel you? Truth? Metaphor? Having fun? Or do you just do it?
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