Not long got back from out conclusive debate about the work of photographer Joel Peter Witkin. A controversial photographer whom stimulated very thought provoking comments from members of the Lindow Photographic Group. The select members of the group considered the cultural, emotional and visual impact of his work and arrived at an educated conclusion to the images. To hear such well thought out arguments was incredibly refreshing and was proof that photography is more than just a picture. It has its roots in historical, artistic and cultural meaning. Is it photography? Yes, undoubtedly. Does it draw influences from other works of art? Definitely, look at the works of Caravaggio and Daguerre for starters.
Well done to all those who took an active part in a discussion about what is perhaps one of the most thought provoking and challenging photographers of our time.
Want to know the conclusion? Ah, well that can only be told by those who took an active part in this, the first of many discussions on the works of recognised photographers.
The Lindow Photographic Group is not just about taking pictures, it is the key to understanding and celebrating the true meaning of photography.
Want to know more about the works of Peter Witkin? Then click on this link to find out more but be warned it is not for the faint hearted or amateur photographer.