O Fotografii

środa, 21 listopad 2007

O ostrości doskonałej

Of all the works shown, George Davison's, secretary of the London Camera Club, stands in a class by itself. Here we are dealing with a genuine artist. Every one of his pictures is a delight to the eye, a gem in its way. His work is full of individuality, full of power and effect; and the camera, which is used either with or without lens, suiting the purpose, is but a tool in his hands, just as the painter uses his brush, palette, colors, etc. Artists as well as photographers must admire this work. There is only one class of man who criticize it: the "absolutely sharp" imbeciles, who strut about examining pictures with a magnifying glass stuck in their eye and holding up their hands in dismay when not satisfied with the sharpness of every little line. This class of man is fortunately disappearing very fast. It is the same class that prefers a chromo to a Millet or a Bastein Lepage. They call forth a sort of misplaced pity in us, we being, as a rule, more good natured than they.
Alfred Stieglitz - American Amateur Photographer 5 (May 1893)
Zdjęcie: Schloss Wackerbarth, Wrzesień 2007