Music’s Homage to Photography

Friday, December 2, 2011

For most of its infancy & adolescence photography has been considered a "minor" art, an afterthought when measured against more traditional ones. But as civilization embraces its influence & contributions, we have seen how it has permeated into every crevice of societies.

Music, contemporary music, & photography have a natural affinity together. They are inseparable. Jazz, blues, rock/roll, hip hop legends have been deified by photographers chronicling its every movement, era, hero & anti-heroine.

Many troubadours & songwriters have repaid the favor by including the recently recognized art form in the lyrics & as topics of tunes. A whole genre has grown up around photo iconography without a note being played. But also the pictures are the subjects of the myth too.


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blog (blŏg, bläg) n. 1. short for Weblog 2. online personal journal with reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks provided by the writer 3. diary that is posted on the Internet 4. an experiment to verbalize my observations about the status of photography. It will be eclectic & deal with philosophy & practice of this universal art form. It will strive for periodic commentary about issues many photographers face, like ownership and the economy. It will also talk about pictures and what makes good ones and how to get them. No hardware. No software. No recycled clichés. No whining.