Essay On Straight Photography

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Photography had been existing for many years, in which various photographers discovered / invented many types of different movements with their ability of being artistic, one such example is straight photography. Pure photography is another word for straight photography, and refers to photography that attempts to depict a scene or subject in sharp focus and detail, in accordance with the qualities that distinguish photography from other visual media, particularly painting. Pure and straight photography was a style in the 1900's to the 1930's that overlapped Pictorlialsm moving away from the pictorialism style. The pure and straight photography was basically that the photograph should look like a photograph and have the characteristics of a photograph. For example it needs to include, all the visual elements of Depth of Field, details in contrast, and no hand manipulations. Narrowing down to what the camera can do, and using the technical elements to make the image interesting. Straight seven as the central concept of camera work between the 1920’s and the 1960’s. Some might argue that straight contrasts the representation of cross-dressers by Straight artists like, Weegee, Liessette Model and Diane Arbus. Unlike Pictorialism, another photographic movement that created imagery which are not very sharp (out of focus). This movement is the…show more content…
A modernist, Strand was highly influenced by Alfred Stieglitz and Charles Sheeler. His work had a huge impact on the f/64 school of photographers (Ansel Adams, Edward Weston etc). In 1915 he started working with large format cameras (then referred to as “straight photography”). Combining elements of abstraction and reality in his compositions, Strand began to develop his own personal style. Heavily influenced by Stieglitz and Charles Sheeler, his subject matter ranged from architectural pictures, portraits and still life

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