Recent discussions on landscape photography have touched on both the power of individual images and the influence photographers can have over shaping and exerting maximum interest from a RAW file. Moreover, that photographic art derives from the creative interpretation of a scene, both through the choice of shooting medium used and techniques in processing.
In comparison, photographic realism, shall we say, imagery based around representation that relies less on interpretation, is not as ‘artistic’. This may well stand up if we are considering the single image but in a project, the art is not necessarily vested in the wow factor for a single photo, but can be across a series with a narrative flow. Twenty plus photos that are produced with a ‘flat’ visual style, based on realism can function for a whole with meaning and subtly. Here’s my personal take on this.