The Cultural Spirit
“Culture” can mean so many different things. For me it’s how people live. What they eat and celebrate, how they behave. Art can included as well. The masterpieces a civilisation creates depends heavily on the norms and traditions the artist was exposed to during his or her childhood and path to the artistic career.
Photography is part of the culture as well, and one has to find a unique style that differences one from all other past and present photographers, a challenge any artist has to conquer. No one wants to see the same things over and over again, and there are only so many ways one can point the camera towards the motif. It’s much like the challenge song writers faces. There is a finite number of words with a finite combinations. For every song written another combination is taken. How could one come up with a new song?