Photography doesn't always have to be perfect. Ian Wong, the former senior editor of DigitalRev TV, departs from the tech-focused company, opening up his own YouTube channel. Instead of focusing on the gear he is using, Wong talks about theory and the emotional process behind his photography.
Usually, accuracy either serves to sell a product or to convey information. Fast food chains aim to have appealing imagery of their products in order to sell their food to the consumer. The salad is supposed to look green and crisp, and small water droplets heighten the understanding of freshness. Journalistic photography aims to represent situations as true as possible, which also requires clear imagery.
Fine art, on the other hand, has always been living off of its irrational and suggestive nature. Art is emotional and is often not served as a straightforward consumable. Art is not always clear; it is supposed to send its audience into different, personal directions.
Today, while taking a walk through Central Park, I could not help but be puzzled by tourists' approach to their vacation photography. Person after person poses in front of the same sights, getting their photos taken. Loosening up and not focusing on a commercial aesthetic might help make vacation shots more relatable and memorable.