We have all heard and read about the “convergence” of video and still photography. There are many still photographers that have a deep interest in video… However, there are also huge numbers of photographers, including myself, who are simply not interested in video… I would much rather try to tell a story in the quiet light, in a magical instant with a single still image and no sound. For me personally and for my work, nothing equals the impact of a fine print hanging on a properly lit wall.
Many photographers that are not interested in video (present company included) are beginning to get quite annoyed at the concept of convergence because it burdens them with additional complexity in their cameras with a series of functions and buttons that are completely unnecessary for still photography.
“An Appeal for Divergence and Simplicity” —The Luminous Landscape
Shared on Oct 24, 2013