Arnold Newman’s photograph of Stravinski was deemed not a good one by the art directors of Harper’s Bazaar and yet in the end it became Newman’s signature photograph. You may recall what Louis Armstrong said, “ If you have to ask what jazz is, you’ll never know.” I think the same applies to photography. The idea of attempting to find an algorithm that would find or define good art is (personally) not only abhorrent to me (for whatever that may be worth) but just another attempt to do everything facing a monitor and avoiding a real world that is in three dimensions and is out there for our perusal.

Alex Waterhouse-Hayward

Into Bunny Watson. I am a Vancouver-based magazine photographer/writer. I have a popular daily blog which can be found at:

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