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  1. Punggol Beach – A Shot in the Dark
    April 13, 2018 @ 1:14 am

    […] I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but in the scanning process of the films, I’ve decide to include the border of the frame in every shot. This was something that I noticed that plenty of legendary photographers of the old days incorporated in their photos, scanning and cropping beyond the edge of the photo. To use the words of another photography blogger: “Once I learned to scan the negatives correctly, without cropping, the black border started to grow on me. It showed this organic wavy edge that represented the film. I wanted to keep it, I loved the look, but everyone always crops it off. Well, that’s what I thought until I started looking at Elliot Erwitt’s photos. Then I saw it on Bresson’s, and even Garry Winogrand’s. These masters were holding themselves liable for their actions and exposing their flaws to uphold the integrity of the photography genre. Street photography, or photojournalism is to represent the honest to goodness truth. No frills, special effects, adding clouds, straightening the horizon line, cloning stuff out. This isn’t fine art, it’s grittier than that. It’s (suppose to be) the most honest genre of photography…or at least that’s my understanding of it.”  You can find the rest of the article through this link. […]