Musings on Photography

Artist’s Statement

Posted in motivation by Paul Butzi on April 21, 2007

Here’s my most recent attempt:

The realism and fidelity of a photograph make it seem objective, but the photographer’s choice of time, place, composition and presentation make it subjective; in the end a photograph reveals as much about the person behind the camera as it does about the scene in front of it.

When I want to understand something, I make photographs of it, and the process of making the photographs helps me figure out what it is and how it works. I want my photographs to go beyond documentation of surface appearance and make plain the significance of a place and the processes that created and sustain it.

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