|True. It is transformative expression that adds the element of art to a photograph. Easy enough to say. The act of aiming the camera at something, though, turns the person into a camera-holder & into a bystander. Most of the time, it's the camera that takes the picture. It's easy enough to be content with that. Having a point of view & expressing it thru photography is either going to be something a person can't do or something a person can't stop doing.
I was not very impressed with Jan Pyper's work, from your link. To me, it looked like illustration, not transformative expression, because when I looked at each one...nothing happened. As if the process of turning real life into a diorama removed all the air. Light & shadow turned into light & darkness (& darkness need not always be just the color black). I prefer Georges Bogaert's photo of his diorama for the lively light & shadow.
Thanks for your post Paul!
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