So You’re Trying To Tell Me This Photograph Was Sold For $6.5 Million Dollars…?
The Guardian – Photography is not an art. It is a technology. We have no excuse to ignore this obvious fact in the age of digital cameras, when the most beguiling high-definition images and effects are available to millions. My iPad can take panoramic views that are gorgeous to look at. Does that make me an artist? No, it just makes my tablet one hell of a device.
The news that landscape photographer Peter Lik has sold his picture Phantom for $6.5m (£4.1m), setting a new record for the most expensive photograph of all time, will be widely taken as proof to the contrary. In our world where money talks, the absurd inflated price that has been paid by some fool for this “fine art photograph” will be hailed as proof that photography has arrived as art.
Alright, first of all, whoever wrote this article over at the Guardian is a fucking try hard. “My iPad can take panoramic views that are gorgeous to look at. Does that make me an artist? Blah, blah, blah.” Get out of here with that shit. Of course photography is art.. this guy Peter Lik captured a moment in time with a distinct angle and focus..
What, is this not art?
Is this not / Do you hate freedom?
there’s no denying that photography is deeper than just taking a picture on your iPad.. you know who takes pics with an iPad? Fat fucking tourists from the Midwest, and other losers.. so put your iPad down, nobody’s fucking impressed… but I digress.
No doubt that photography is art. But… $6.5 MILLION?? What the literal fuck is this?? That seems like $6,499,700 too much for that photograph.. and that’s me being generous.
Fucking art, man.