Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Photography Genres

Street Photography -"The Conversation"

Photography in the Rain

"Stucco Patina with Construction Debris"

"Back Yards"
There are many different ways of photographing. Recent new genres include "The Photography of Ruin" as in Andrew Moore's exhibition "Detroit Disassembled" or Camilo Jose Vergara's "Detroit is no dry bones" Recent exhibitions in London include Photos from the far east, Egypt etc, showing women's struggle for education and men wrestlers. You can always find more on Google of course. Maybe we should learn from these professionals and not always take our usual pictures....
In England's 19th Century the art of ruin became extremely popular, especially Greek and Roman ruin!
Camilo Jose Vergara

Photo by Andrew Moore of an old theatre

Photo by Camilo Jose Vergara
Both Andrew and Camilo started a new genre called variously "The Photography of Ruin" or "Ruin Pornography", or even better " Ruin Erotica"

3 comments:

Red said...

Good ideas for people trying to take their photography up another notch.

Filip and Kristel said...

If you have a place like this old theatre, it must be a pleasure to take pictures.

Greetings,
Filip

Alan Burnett said...

And then there is, of course, good photography. But then telling you about that would be like telling Picasso about Cubism.