Gibson’s Opinions

“Digital is a great way of transferring information, but digital imaging systems are not photography, because photography has to do with the alchemy of light on film. Photography creates new information that wasn’t there before, whereas digital transfers information that is in front of you. Like the telephone can transfer my words to your ear.

“With telephones and digital cameras, there are probably more images made in one day than in the whole history of “analog” photography. But name one masterpiece of digital photography—do you know one offhand? It is actually not the same medium. It is like the difference between cinema and video… they are different, and coexist.”

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