This blog is about my photography and illustration artwork. I'm in the business since 1989. I'm running my own company (cybersign productions) and together with Clint Clemens (Canon Explorer of Light) Models From Mars LLC, based in Newport,
Rhode Island, USA.
a look at the image below. It shows a girl waiting at the Millenium Bridge in
How you would categorize it? A portrait, an architectural image, a street
photo, something else?
The other photo
shows a fire-eater from Sri Lanka, shot analog in 1985. Does it fit into
Action, Travel, or maybe another category?
now my third question: Do we shoot in categories? Or in other words, do we try
to take images that will fit in a category? If you look at all the photo
magazines and photo forums around
everything will be categorized. I won’t say it’s a bad thing, because otherwise
you end up in chaos, but will we change the way we take photographs. Do people
go out and try to shoot explicit for a category in a magazine, let’s say for a
contest? I guess they do as a lot of people can’t judge a picture because it doesn’t fit into a category! You may
say, there are also “themes” around, but these are just more detailed categories, nothing
across that when I wrote a note about a picture in PhotoPortale (www.photoportale.de), a forum I’m a
member of. I wrote about a portrait of an old lady and I stated that I like this
portrait study. I got the answer that this term (portrait study) for a picture
is new to him and it won’t fit into any category, because no one uses this “description”.
Coming from illustration every portrait, finished or unfinished, is a “portrait
study” for me, as it only shows a moment in time.
Maybe time to add a new category for portraits?
me know what you think about this theme. And enjoy the pictures.