ozzysuazo said: I agree with a recent comment you made about insubstantial work on Tumblr. I have a few questions for you though. What are your views on what makes a good photo book? Do you believe photojournalists can abide by the values of objectivity? How much of what you see affects your personal decisions outside of photography?
#1. There’s tremendous work, and insubstantial work, throughout tumblr. No disrespect to anyone regarding my earlier comment. #2. I feel it’s impossible for any photographer to maintain objectivity. The photographer always has a literal point of view, camera choice, light choice, and many other choices; by default these choices will always make it a subjective form. Subjectivity doesn’t diminish the power a photograph may contain. #3. I live this. I neither think outside or inside of photography. Seeing is a way of life, and photography is an addition to the way I see. My personal decisions are affected by my moral understanding, and tempered by my spiritual development. Thank you. Peace! Oh yeah. . #4. A good photo-book, to me, has a definite theme, rhythm, uniqueness… something that can flip my mind about photography and leave me thinking, “Wow, I didn’t know you could do that!”