Creative Destruction

Depending on whom you ask, digital photography tools are in a sixth or seventh generation. These tools are astounding in delivering image quality.

I have two systems, one Nikon and one Fuji. They each deliver digital files that can easily be categorized as perfect.

Perfect is great for craft but not so great for art.

For as long as I’ve been a photographer I have seen my heroes and mentors work diligently to make sure that the craft doesn’t overrun the art.

With today’s digital tools I can keep that perfection at arm’s length with some tricks that add a little organic disruption into the process.

The photograph above is a phone picture of a battered section of tarmac in a downtown parking lot. But once it’s added as an overlay to a “perfect” digital photograph, it will become a way for my finished work to look more natural.

About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer specializing in creating environmental on-location portraits and corporate photo libraries for blue chip companies.