Giles Stokoe

© Giles Stokoe, Evolutionary Aesthetics #5

I find that in the digital age, the commercial sector I used to earn my living from has all but disappeared and the internet is awash with free imagery, much of it technically superb but depressingly predictable. Photography has undergone a revolution, but for it to truly come of age I believe that many pracitioners still need to recognise the characteristics that make it a unique artform, and to relax and learn to use the technology more meaningfully.

I now find myself teaching photography to full-time students of Art and Design, and trying to inspire these young people to become literate in the subject and excited by the unique creative opportunities it provides, either if they want to practice photography in its own right, but especially if they recognise how photography can add to their arsenal of tools for self expression in ways no other medium can.

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