When we look at a photograph we sometimes want it to be something else. We might say that we like this, but don’t like that; or I wish I could see more of this. In doing so, we miss what the photographer is trying to show us. At a recent craft show, I listened to a couple discussing which photograph of mine they should purchase. In one image, the chap didn’t like the two horses on either side of the image that were almost cropped out. Clearly, they were looking for their own image and totally missed what I was trying to show.
“A picture should be looked at – not talked about” Elliott Erwitt