Photos as Poems

November 10, 2010

I am thinking at the moment quiet a bit about what I am actually drawn to in photography within my own practice but also in others.

As mentioned I really do like Alec Soths work although I was pretty disappointed by his (daughters) project in Brighton Photo Biennale! 

But in general I do love his approach and the tension in his photos which Siri Engberg describes as a poetic friction. I never thought about his work as poems or of photographs as poems in general. For me this is as a very inspiring thought, which I find worth mentioning here, so I don’t forget…

What I believe is really good in the so called documentary approach in photography is the addition of lyricism (Evans).

© Alec Soth

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