The truth of a photograph

Photographs are taken for all sorts of reasons. But it is the ‘obvious’ verses ‘some truth’ which makes a photograph interesting to me.

All photographers are presented with the basic facts of a thing. Yet some photographers need to discover more. They want ‘a truth’ of the thing; to draw something out so that they and others might see something which is not so obvious.

The skill of the photographer is the clarity with which they can do that; take a photograph which can be made to exist as a meaningful thing beyond the obvious, something in its own right.

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