If you take a photograph and edit anything other than the size of the image, is it still a photograph or is it art?
Is all photography art? Purely by existing as a facsimile of the real thing, is that an artistic impression and therefore reasonably identified as art?
Photography can be defined as the art or practice of taking and processing photographs, therefore it is still a photograph no matter how much processing you carry out?
I take a photograph of a painting in the Tate Modern or Louvre. I then edit it into a different size, crop it and change the colours to monochrome from its original colours. Can I then claim it as mine and sell it as art?
Art can be defined as the expression or application of creative skill and imagination, in a visual form, a production of works to be appreciated for their beauty or emotional power.
Is the modern day photographer therefore accepted as an artist. Is their skill now in using software rather than their camera and lighting to produce the perfect shot?
I’d love to have your feedback on this…
If you take photographs, are you an artist?
If you make art, of any type, would you be happy for someone else to photograph it, edit and retouch the image and claim it as a photograph?