We think it wise to take note of creatives who have redefined or shaped how we view photography, videography, & art in general. Talented artists who have come before us not only provide a valuable source of inspiration, but they also offer a wealth of knowledge to those willing to research & listen. There is much to learn from these artistic thought leaders, which is why we want to honor masters of their craft here on our journal, beginning with William Eggleston.
“I am afraid that there are more people than I can imagine who can go no further than appreciating a picture that is a rectangle with an object in the middle of it, which they can identify. They don’t care what is around the object as long as nothing interferes with the object itself, right in the centre. Even after the lessons of Winogrand and Friedlander, they don’t get it. They respect their work because they are told by respectable institutions that they are important artists, but what they really want to see is a picture with a figure or an object in the middle of it. They want something obvious. The blindness is apparent when someone lets slip the word ‘snapshot’. Ignorance can always be covered by ‘snapshot’. The word has never had any meaning. I am at war with the obvious.”