I came across this post on the Fashion Copious blog. The author of the post claims that the reason photography has a hard time being considered a fine art is due to making multiple copies of our photographs.
“I more and more believe that photographers who want to be taken seriously as fine artists should only produce a single production of a photo. The same way a painter only paints a single one off. This idea of producing multiple copies in editions is utter…” “ and the reason why art photography is perceived inferior to painting, sculpture, etc… Artist’s Proof is another marketing joke in the life of a photographer. No guts, no glory.”- http://goo.gl/ctXTA .
Is it true? Naturally, I have my own ideas. But I’d like to hear from both the fellow photographers and the people who buy and collect art.
Would photography be more respected as an art if photographers only allowed one print of their work made?
People are always interested in finding new ways to decorate a room or even a whole house. Photography gives the everyday person and professional interior designers a new tool in their design and decorating arsenal.
- Mugs – Mugs and ceramics are a great choice in a number of styles and functions. You can buy ceramics with your favorite picture or even fine art printed on the side. Placing photographs on everything from steins to bone china serve a dual purpose. I love the idea that I can use my art. It decorates but also has a purpose.
- Magnets – these aren’t just tourist magnets on your refrigerator anymore. Magnets placed on file cabinets, metal desks, metal baskets, even dry erase boards add a decorative and functional touch to the business or home office.
- Calendars – Calendars come in all variety and styles and are everyday items found decorating most kitchens or offices. Once again it has both a function and an artistic value that gives it added value people are looking for. A different picture displayed every month will add that special missing decorative element missing from a room.
- Canvas – These are popular at all the local fine art fairs. The technology of putting a photograph on a printed stretched canvas has improved greatly over the last few years. Want to put a fine art landscape scene in a room? Try a canvassed photograph and be surprised at the results.
- Framed Fine Art – The classical photographic print. They come in different sizes and shapes. Placing a nice close up picture of a flower is very practical and modern. Choosing a sepia or black and white photograph highlights the artistic shades of color and movement in a rooms décor. It gives a look that provides links to the past or modernize and update the antique to the present.
People wanting to change a room, or just give a space a wow factor use photographs. They easily fit in places where paintings and other traditional poster print just won’t fit.
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