We’ve all heard that person (or maybe it’s you) who turns their nose up at a photo that has been edited even the tiniest bit. “That’s not photography,” they say.
Agree to disagree. To avoid any conflict or confusion, I don’t like to consider myself a photographer but rather an artist (in the least vain way possible). And art is subjective.
Though I’m not Leonardo Da Vinci, I like the term “artist” because it opens the mind to endless possibilities. From simply editing out a distracting background object to completely taking a person and putting them in a different setting.
That’s where I want to take my photography. From my living room to the edge of the universe.