I Like The Composition Of A Picture More Than I Like The Subject

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“I would take a street photograph if I happened to have the right camera at the right moment but I almost never do. I have nothing against reportage. People have accused me of being afraid of doing it. And, I figure, that’s probably true.“But it’s also to do with composition. I like the composition of a picture, the dance of colours and shapes across it, more than I like the subject. I love whatever subject I’m working on at the time because it’s taking me into the picture. When I’m done with the picture, I’m probably done with the subject. Some might say that’s a bit hostile and bit detached. But I go with my impulses and it seems that the art of composition is a great art.”

via New artistic directions for photographer Jeff Wall in Amsterdam – FT.com.

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  1. I personally can relate with the desire to unite, bring things together and to compose. For me, I often wonder if this need stems from trying to organize and control the unexpected events of life.

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