Continuing on from yesterday’s discussion with the film about the architectural photographer Julius Shulman, I was left with enough interest that I watched the movie again. During one part of it, Shulman is describing a picture of a building that is shot square-on and states it was a one-point perspective. After some reading about it, I believe that I’ve had a long-term fascination with art and photography shot with this style, but didn’t really know it.
I’m reminded of this idea that I’ve had for a long time, I think from an interview I did with a local camera club member who stated that photographers don’t study traditional art enough. I think we probably should include the study of cinematographers and music video produces, as well.
“The camera is the least important element in photography. That’s
why in my seminars I won’t allow a camera to be introduced until we
look at what we’re judging.”
Visual Acoustics, 2008