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The Photoshop Darkroom 2 by Harold Davis

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Building the Impossible

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Harold’s Manifesto: Losing the Chains of Reality

Since the birth of photography in the early nineteenth-century, there has been a long standing debate about the relationship between reality and its depiction in photographic imagery.

Essentially, there have been two schools of thought. Journalistic photography should show the world as it is and when a photo of this sort is too obviously manipulated, it is considered fraudulent. On the other hand, it’s always been realized that a photo that is art can do anything. With art it’s not how you get there that matters, it’s the final image. Another way of putting this: photos of ...

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