Have I ever told you how much I dislike portrait photographs.
We get seduced into thinking we have a true image, an icon.
St Therese of Lisieux
Perhaps sometimes we do....
Most of the time we don't have an icon, yet we fail to see the distinction between an icon and the iconic.
Our feelings and moral assessments are based on photographs; half truths, tricks of the light, fleeting expressions caught at random instances. The portrait photographer's art is a sham. Yet we make so many judgments based on the media images we are bombarded with. I mean to say; I've never heard the boy, but purely on image, this is so blinking ridiculous, false, Jimmy Osmond cheesy, there can't be any talent there, can there?