|Dan McCormack, Tricia_P-01-10-16--13AB|
Pinhole camera-digital pigment print, 18" X 24"
How can clear and flawless images created using the most advanced technologies fail as fine art? The answer may lie in the question. Just days after visiting the portrait show I came across the above pinhole camera photo in a small local venue. It evokes an emotion beyond just the subject matter. Somehow its low tech origin allows the image to resonate.
|William Eggleston, dye-transfer print|
21 5/8" X 14 5/8", 1970
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
William Eggleston was a pioneer in fine art color photography. His images, at least in part by virtue of their relatively primitive processes, now stand as icons of the genre.