At this time last year I was finishing up a course at the local adult art center based on Nature Photography. My teacher, a man that we will affectionately and with some anonymity call Mr. Green was an old-school photographer – never once in his life had he picked up a DSLR and he thought that digital files consisted of “Pegapickles.” He also criticized almost every shot that I took because I do not shoot at a f/16 and not every single portion of the image was in crystal clear focus.
Call me an Art Fuck if you will but I do not care to spend much time looking at photos that have an eternal depth of field – though it is appropriate in certain particular circumstances – it is also boring as shit. I am not photographing flowers for botanical classification purposes, I am a fine artist. I am looking for a shot that transcends the nature of the flower and becomes something else entirely. Also possibly one which looks great on a pillow cover because well…pillows are pretty.