Monday, July 5, 2010

A Most Accurate Abstraction


I spent most of today hanging out and talking with my good friend, photographer Tony Remington.

Tony and I talked a lot about the fundamentals of photography and the benefits of keeping things simple.

We talked for several hours about personal vision and the need to do the work. We tried to get to the essence of what photography really is. What is that one fundamental element that defines every image we make?

Tony summed it up this way: photography is the "most accurate abstraction of reality."

This is exactly what we do every time we release the shutter. We endeavor to create the "most accurate abstraction of reality" we possibly can. This is what defines our personal vision. This is how we became photographers.

Photo: ©2010 David W. Sumner

2 comments:

John said...

Good to hear that Tony is doing ok. He's a man of infinite wisdom and his quote is spot on.

Rob said...

That's pretty deep. I like the escalator photo.