Life, Not Light, Is The Raw Material Of Photography

Light or Life? Photograph by Josh S. Rose. Big Bear, 2021.

I believe there’s a case for as the raw material of photography.

Painting has its paints and so you push together the pigment into something that feels right to you. Representational, if you wish, or it can be the act of the brush. It can be abstract. You can pour, splatter, sprinkle or spray but paint explains the actions…