Sex, Death, and Ruins: WPP Jury Member about the Most Cliche Pictures
I applaud to every word on the article, taking my own mental notes (I live I learn), and highly recommending it to any image-maker. Before they continue wasting their (and my) time on baking instant squares in BW no matter what's in the square, or making everything - every thing - blurred (and BW, indeed), injecting high-contrast drama where there was none, or taking pictures of homeless people because they can, or ...
... on the other hand, there are many image-makers who do not pretend to be anything but decorators (me too, on a bad hair day), creating zillions of eye-pleasing pieces to match one's furniture. If you are one of those, you don't need to read the article. The article is for those who want to break from the pack and tell the story of us.
Feel free to disagree, it's being a personal opinion, and I am very happy I wasn't the only one with it. Here it is, in a nutshell:
"Photographers primarily decide how to show, but not what to show."
Once again - very good reading.
Going to set a large fire to my archives.