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Playlist "Photography and the Art of Doing it Wrong"

Photography and the Art of Doing it Wrong


At its heart, photography is a ridiculous hack to make pictures from light. In the 170 years since Talbot and Daguerre, techniques have been cleaned up and simplified. A field that once demanded experimentation and had no clear way of doing it right, now attracts many who haven't a clue why it all works. Innovation and new techniques occur on the edges - they are the beautiful fragments scattered in disaster, the sloppy chaos of the unknown. Discovery happens by doing it wrong. Beyond the traditions, beyond the rules, there be dragons, and they are the best teachers of all.