bad science

When I attended Art College (insert self-deprecating guffaw here…) I was advised to go about art like a scientist: become continually, passionately curious about your subject.  Of course, such enthusiasm might taint the objectivity of one’s data collection techniques.  And this kind of thing is important to some scientists, I suppose.  The ‘observer effect’ it’s called.  So really what you’re observing is your interaction with the environment.  So now you have to go about finding ways to be unobtrusive, just to fit in and observe, not be noticed.  But even then, there’s no objectivity, not really.  The observer’s bias is always there.  No one is fooled by such trickery.

I believe this crafty insight would fit into the “Well, duh…” category of street photography.

So I only noticed the fellow peering out from the Marrakesh storefront in the photo above many weeks after I took it – I guess he was a better scientist than me.  Oh well, I went to art college, that’s my excuse.  See more bad science and Morocco pix in this nifty book.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

The Fujifilm Blog

We love pictures, like you!

Capturing Music

4 out of 5 dentists recommend this WordPress.com site

Capturing Music

4 out of 5 dentists recommend this WordPress.com site

Photofocus

education and inspiration for visual storytellers

Morgan Rana Photography

Documentary and fine art wedding, lifestyle and travel photography

gregfallis.com

it's this or get a real job

hovercraftdoggy

A curated glimpse into a world of infinite beauty and creativity.

surface & surface

Art & Design Choice Cuts

Phil Kneen Photography

I shoot people...

Well Worn Soles

The Experiences and Opinions of Another Young White Male Backpacker

Claire Atkinson

maker of images

per Z pective

the state of my ideas

The Squeaky Robot

A Meddling Robot in a Human's World

The WordPress.com Blog

The latest news on WordPress.com and the WordPress community.

%d bloggers like this: