“To draw is to make a shape and movement in time.” – Stuart Davis, 1951
That distinction between “art” and “photography”; “drawing” and “photography”; “painting” and “photography”; and “sculpture” and “photography” has me flumoxed. Particularly the first. And the debates shall rage on for all of history and the forseeable future, I imagine.
But for me there is no distinction. Each informs the other and the pleasure I have in wielding a camera is that I can make work that utilises all, should I choose. So I struggle to call myself photographer. Just as I would “painter” or “sculptor” should I work primarily with those tools. I guess the Jack of All Trades raises his head again.
“To photograph is to make a shape and movement in time” – Jennifer Couldrey, 2013