Is technicality more important or the creative, artistic idea behind it?
Do you look more towards the aesthetic, rather than the meaning and concept behind the photo?
Do you prefer an actual representation of the image in your photos, or the surreal?
Some thoughts which I've been wondering about...
Have been looking thru many technically great and beautiful photographs, yet they start to bore me. They just look pretty, but they all look similar to each other, and I do not want that in my photos. Its Just like looking at blondes...If you get what I mean.
Concept is more important to me as compared to aesthetics. Its like meeting this girl whom you'd overlook coz of her looks, but then deep inside, her inner personality shines.
I'd analyse photos for the meaning its trying to convey...If its aesthetically pleasing, its a bonus.
I highly appreciate originality, differences, and a strong concept. I want to see fresh ideas in photos...rather than sticking closely to technicalities. Somehow, Whenever I go for a photo outing, whenever I see photographers all crowding at one spot to take photos from one perspective, I tell myself that's one perspective I'm NEVER gonna take from.
Are being avant gardes the way to go? Challenging the notions of what's traditionally technical photography...
Maybe I'm abit individualistic in my photography hobby, but personally, I feel the herd mentality should not be present in photography. I wonder if I'm the only one...
So what do you guys think?