I've been enjoying Art Wolfe's discussions here and on his website regarding creating photographs that express rather than represent. Jean Paul Caponigro also discusses the same thing on his website. Alain Briot's latest articles and discussions are also trending toward expression rather than classic representation. But in reading what these artists are doing, how can one tell the difference between a technique used that appears gimmicy and one that actually has become artistic? If I shake my camera or defocus my shot, it seems to me to be my interpretation of a scene as my mind saw it and my heart felt it. There have also been many discussions on this forum regarding the separation between artistic (notice I didn't say abstract!) creations and images that look more like a photographer's mistake. So, at what point does the image colapse into a failed technique and one that has succeded in creating something artistic?