Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Pomona And Beyond...



Me main mate (Dig that English affectation? Didn't think so.) Mark Page from Expiration Notice days just completed a diverse and loving documentation of an area in Manchester known as Pomona. Included in his photo essay are shots of flowers which he then supplemented with actual flower pressings.

Not saying this is some altogether new concept, but perhaps this "something extra motif" is what will ultimately separate professional and "fine art" photographers from your more ubiquitous Instagram/Hipstamatic practitioners. Maybe the multimedia of the future will not only include the now customary video and interviews, but a much broader range of mixed media possibilities- whatever it takes to bring the particular photographic experience that much closer to home. Kinda like a full course meal as opposed to the usual a la carte- not a bad proposition actually, long as the main meal doesn't suffer.

Believe it was none other than Robert Frank who said something to the effect that words would be the death of photography when someone suggested he use captions.

2 comments:

Mark Page said...

Cheers me old cocker!

Stan B. said...

Back at ya, Mark!

Dang, don't ya just love those endearing English colloquialisms- 'course, could get a guy killed this side of the pond...