As a veteran photographer of two decades, I've seen the industry go through some dramatic changes. But nothing more dramatic than the birth of digital photography.
We're now a decade deep into the Digital Age of photography, and it's never been more interesting. Gone are the days when photographers with the most expensive tools dominate the market. Today, anyone with a digital camera and a Photoshop application can call themselves a photographer, and as a result, there are more "photographers" than ever before.
So how does a new generation of truly talented photographers break away from the crowd and rise to the top?
Much like other overcrowded creative industries in the digital age, it's survival of the fittest. The kind of survival that is determined by an ability to explore well beyond the borders of imagination. Browse Flickr on any given day and you'll see thousands of new image posts from around the world. Within the the millions of images stored on Flickr, there are rare gems from the most interesting visual artists the photography world has ever seen.
The following list is the first installment (Volume 1) of The Most Interesting Photographers on Flickr.
beckettphoto said on 17 Thursday 2011 am28 3:11 am:
I agree with radil. We used to have an exhibition at the AOP in London where the members would shoot on disposable cameras..its not the machine its the person..Digital has brought 2 things- a veneer that can be applied by average photographers to make them seem more interesting and a swamping of the internet with images. This seems to be leading to a lack of respect for photography and photographers ...and the equipment I have to use now is more expensive than my analogue kit!
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