Anonymous: the boots depicted here: 61449923594/rileys-new-boots what brand?
Wolverine 1000 Mile.
Object driven photography seeks only to record what a subject looks like. The rendering of that subject may be beautifully executed, or in other words, picturesque, and while this may offer a pleasurable pursuit, the photographs will have little communication value and will not add to a greater conversation. These are photographs ‘of’ things, and our world is full of photographs ‘of’ things, many thousands of them, we really don’t need more.
I love bells, clocks, watches - and I recall that at first photographic implements were related to techniques of cabinetmaking and the machinery of precision: cameras, in short, were clocks for seeing, and perhaps in me someone very old still hears in the photographic mechanism the living sound of the wood.
— Roland Barthes, Camera Lucida