Wednesday, April 11, 2012

“A good photograph"

SEE THE ARTICLE, A Good Photograph, over at my photography blog. A bit of Plato, Plotinus, Aristole, Augustine, Aquinas, and others are in these observations:
...A good photograph will cause the viewer to stand outside of himself for a brief moment. The viewer, in his imagination, is transported within the frame of the image.

A good photograph will reward a viewer every time he sees it. He can contemplate it many times for many years, and yet discover new things never before noticed. It does not grow stale or boring over time....
Of course, these same observations apply to many of the arts. Clearly, they comprise an extremely high standard, one which is impossible, without grace, to attain in our fallen world. I used the word “good,” but that is an understatement.

Click to see more: A Good Photograph

1 comment:

  1. I think "good" is exactly the right word if you are talking to philosophically-inclined civilized people.

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