Posted on January 15, 2016 11:00 PM by John Veldhoen
C.S. Lewis once wrote something to the effect that God pours out ideas like a painter on a canvas. I’ll leave the first part of the proposition aside, despite an interest in apologetics, since my writing is on the meaningless subject of photography, but the second portion has made me ask if photography has the ability to express ideas, or pour themselves out, inasmuch as it has as an imperative the existence of the real (which is different, it seems, from painting). Photography expresses a given-ness that other art forms do not, or cannot do as well; Photography is just as much a recording procedure, as it is a creative art.