I thought, according to you, everything and anything coming out of a camera is "just/only a photograph," "a truth all on its own," worth showing to the world.
"it's not 'about nothing' or 'about something," you said.
Now you are telling us it is, after all, about something: the photographer's idea!
One of the things that often happens when people read for the purpose of finding an insult to make, instead of reading for the purpose of trying to get the writer's point, is that they make a fool of themselves for not having read carefully. When you swing for the fences, you kind of have to hit the ball, in other words.
You aren't about the photography, you are about the hounding of people to show you are some kind of "heavy weight" I think it was called. So, I have been generally ignoring you and Hef's and Grumpy's persistent attempts at diverting the forum into your locker room. I find it pathetic in general. I can only imagine it is about being starved for attention, in which case my prescription is, post some photographs
, or in some way contribute something about photography.
Had you given even modest care to understand my point to the other poster about "only photographs," you would have read this sentence which I quote here:
"It means the product can be
"the photograph" itself, of itself, and by itself with no named reference within. The 'thing' then, doesn't have to be a mountain, car, cabbie, door or dog, but it's "just a photograph." Neither does that mean it is "nothing." It is obviously something. " I bolded the "can be" for the obvious reason that "can be" doesn't mean "must be." Photographs can be many things, that was one of them. I feel comfortable with what I wrote and the intention behind it. I write fast though, and I try to be spontaneous. That means I will make mistakes from time to time, and I readily admit it. I might go through my own posts and find several right now. Usually, it's nothing serious. But I will say this, I don't write as though it is being engraved on a granite stone. Feel free though to spend your day looking through it to find whatever inconsistencies you enjoy. It's easier than taking photographs, that's for sure.
So let's be clear now. Do you see your important role here as being the one to pour over texts looking for some word to quibble about in an amazing "gotcha" moment?