Do you really need a philosophy for your photography?

A new article with this title has just appeared in On Landscape here. It discusses the need for having a philosophy (or two) for your photography – even if most photographers never need to think about it. It is suggested that most of us are pragmatic realists – trying to reflect what we see in nature, even though the limitations of our perceptions and equipment mean that every image is, in effect, a noble lie (or less-than-noble lie, or ignoble lie – see also Guy Tal’s earlier article here).

Hyperreality Abstract, Gérine, Switzerland, 2022