Read Before Burning

most people respond with an opinion before reading the question. Even those who consider themselves polymaths, successes in another field than this hobby.

How does the visual mind grow if it falters at words, the marks of words.

Those instructions/ request seem simple enough. Don’t know why the forum founder chose to post at this time since he is rare poster. Also, why that so specifically. Maybe he is getting a ratings list. How many of which. QTL’s request reads like instruction to business vendors. So, can this loyal group follow the request of their founder; the person they thank so often for his generosity.


First, let’s make corrections to the question.

that seems easier than answering it.

then, we expand on the reason we can’t answer… of course we make certain to bring in another doubter.

…so it continues… They have clarification upon clarification, but no direct answer. I know they don’t see their own failure. Few of us ever do. QT didn’t ask for a ranking, just a reflective selection. He didn’t get to the harder questions, such as: is there a photography — are there artists making photographs —

Photography has moved beyond these doubters. It was pulled there by artists, just as in the beginning: photography was used as an artists tool, first. Like all art/craft systems it becomes a matter of commerce. And there, it lives, or dies.

QTL’s Large Forum is the hangout for those on a handout — the iceberg has long ago sailed.