How Not To Photograph:
I've Got A Scanner And I'm Going To Use It.
If you work in an office, you may have attended an office party. At the office party, you may have drunk excessively and acted inappropriately. You may have photocopied your body parts, and displayed the photocopies around the room. The next day, there is good chance you felt embarrassed, ashamed and humiliated.
What you didn't do is put all the photocopies of your body parts together into a portfolio turn it into an end of year exhibition. You didn't make a book of your photocopies or enlarge them and frame them. This is because you, like all right-thinking people, know that a picture of an arse is a picture of an arse is a picture of an arse.
What scanners almost never do is present anything profound. They are two-dimensional in every way, the artificial flavoring of the photography world. The apparent speed, ease and fun results in something cheap. And the best word to go with cheap. Nasty!
- Colin Pantall from his series How Not To Photograph.
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