Alec Soth | i heart photograph | Interview |
What are your opinions on the idea of the Internet as replacement for critique space? As replacement for museum or gallery? Jpeg as replacement for physical art object? Tumblr as replacement for curation?
Fine for others, whatever, but I still like physical stuff. The pleasure of being a photographer is having an excuse to wander out into the world. I’ve come to think of the process as being like web-surfing in the real world. And I still like to make physical stuff at the end of this process like books and prints. But I have no problem with people choosing to experience the world in virtual space. (Did I mention I’m old).