The notions that Flickr has about the dividing line of painting and photography are certainly quaint, don’t ya think. Pre-Photoshop and silly. I studied painting, commercial Illustration and Industrial Design and did Graphic Design production work during my summers. I only started assisting when I did because working in restaurants to support myself as an actor in NYC became too tedious.
And that is how I became a photographer. hhmmm. So , where does photography and painting separate in my life ? I started taking picture in my teens and I shot slides cause I had a technique projecting slides of portraits onto board mounted on the wall and drew into them with pencil to ‘draw’ very accurate and stylish portraits of people. A modern Camera Obsura. So where is the separation ?
In the mid 80’s my whole portfolio was made up of SX-70’s which I had used Caran Dache crayons to draw and paint on….hhhhmmmm…so where is the separation ?