Gimmick or Art? Examining Two Photographic Tropes

By Allen Murabayashi

Along the spectrum of photographic projects, there are gimmicks, trend followers, and true artistic creativity. Given the potential for any image or set of images to go viral, we have a wide sample set to examine the issue.

Wet Plate Photography

The inevitable backlash to digital is analog. The 21st century brought renewed interest into analog processes like wet plate collodion tintype – novelties of the 19th century reborn in the new millenium. Organizations like the Penumbra Foundation allow the curious to simply book an appointment to get a brooding portrait etched into a ferrous substrate rather than struggling …read more

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