I’m thinking about photography and about art.
A friend once told me that photography was art.
This was when film required a certain expertise.
Still, I quietly kept from laughing in his face.
The art of an artist is the result of work –
A lot of work for a really good artist. True.
Eye to brain and brain to fingers holding
A pencil or a brush with intent to create.
Intent to create, not content to fail, but often do.
There is no lipstick that can make a photograph
A work of art. Like, dude, there’s no work there.
(this webpage gives lie to some of the things I wrote above, but it’s a good article.)