Thoughts on photography Ashley Hardman

Ashley Hardman

“Photographs bear witness to a human choice being exercised in a given situation. A photograph is a result of the photographer’s decision that it is worth recording that this particular event or this particular object has been seen. If everything that existed were continually being photographed, every photograph would become meaningless.” – John Berger

When we look at a photo, what is it that we like about what we’re looking at? Is it the composition? the exposure? Is it the colour or tonal range? could it be whats been photographed, is it the human form? male or female? a flower?

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It could be a number of these elements coming together. Most people don’t know how to read a photograph, yet there a more people than ever taking photographs, how many of them understand the camera they’re using to say what it is they’re truly trying to say?

In the age of Instagram the…

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