Of all the things I know
I understand almost nothing

zaterdag 21 augustus 2010

the Twenties: soft focus (?)


















Digital photography today: very sharp, very colourful. As if that wasn't possible in the Twenties. Look at that March'26 enclosure, or the market picture I made today with the very-low-budget Brownie.
But that was not their aim! Yes, of course there was technical development; very, very interesting. But expression, composition, substance (is that the right word?) that was what they (I, we?) were looking for.
Is Max's photograph (1924) not a hundred times better than mine?

And another thing: today we tell the world proudly it was made with the Hasselblad, the Nikon etc.. Look what Max tells us.