The Importance of Presence in Photography

Josh Rose
4 min readFeb 1, 2023
Amber. Photo by Josh S. Rose, 2023

It’s hard to do less in photography.

The tools of the trade demand more and more. More light, more sensor, fuller frame, detail on detail on detail. And we, we want to suck the marrow from the bone. We paid for it all, let’s use it. All. After a while, doing more is just what we do.

I’m fighting my way back to simplicity.

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Josh Rose

Filmmaker, photographer, artist and writer. Writing about creator life and observations on culture. Tips very very much appreciated: https://ko-fi.com/joshsrose