Why take photographs? 

Photographer William Mortensen (1897-1965) wrote:

  “Why does an artist paint pictures, write symphonies, carve statues, tell stories? Is it because he finds joy and spiritual release in the mere doing of these things? Probably; but this is not the whole story. Is it because he makes his living after this fashion? No doubt; but here is still more to it than this.

  Here is the third reason. It is a very significant reason, though it is generally disregarded. The artist persists in being an artist because he revels in the feeling that he may affect or influence people by his work. He does not demand approbation, bet he does demand notice and response. The thought that he may through his work influence people and strike past their defenses to their secret emotions gives him a gratifying sense of power.”

William Mortensen, “The Command To Look”, 1937

 

How do you feel about that? Why do you take photographs?

 

NECCC Spring 2021 Interclub Projected Competition

The BCC has sent digital photos to compete in the NECCC 2021 Spring Interclub projected competition.

See our entries here: 2021 Interclub images

 

NECCC Winter 2021 Interclub Projected Competition

The BCC has sent digital photos to compete in the NECCC 2021 Winter Interclub projected competition.

See our entries here: 2021 Interclub images

 

NECCC Fall 2020 Interclub Projected Scores

Here is how we did in the competition.

Scores Nature
Scores Open

 

See the photographs here: http://brattleborocameraclub.com/index.php/announcements/contest-entries

NECCC Fall 2020 Interclub Projected Competition

The BCC has sent digital photos to compete in the NECCC 2020 Fall Interclub projected competition.

See our entries here: 2020 Interclub images