Wide angle lenses do not distort. They see what is. It is our brain that when confronting a tight portrait of a person taken with a wide angle, corrects or at least tells us that the nose looks bigger because it is closer to the camera. As a case in point study the paintings of Modigliani. You will note elongated necks and strangely shaped hips. I have concluded that he was very close to his subjects when he painted them and he simply did not “correct” but painted what he saw.

Alex Waterhouse-Hayward

Vancouver, B.C.

Into Bunny Watson. I am a Vancouver-based magazine photographer/writer. I have a popular daily blog which can be found at:http://t.co/yf6BbOIQ alexwh@telus.net

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