about pd

Peter Duke 1983 Recursive SX70 Self Portrait ©2013 All Rights Reserved

Peter Duke 1983 Recursive SX70 Self Portrait ©2013 All Rights Reserved

After 40 years of making photographs I’ve developed a philosophy, a rational as it were, for making and evaluating images.

Digital Photography and the Internet has created a terrific opportunity for photographers to display and communicate with one another about their works.

Garry Winograd once commented about the interest of a photograph that “its got to do with contention between content and form, invariably, which is responsible for it’s energies, it’s tensions, its being interesting or not.

While I have no argument with Winogrand’s assessment, it seems a little abstract for people that are simply attempting to improve their own work. I have developed my own framework that breaks a photograph down to its technique, style and context. By breaking a photograph down this way, it allows an empirical evaluation, a conversation as it were, which to many may seem to be mysterious and unexplainable.

The purpose of this site is to use that framework to discuss photographs, and share insights with people interested in photography, people like you.

~ Peter Duke

Self Portrait by Peter Duke ©2013 All Rights Reserved

Self Portrait by Peter Duke ©2013 All Rights Reserved

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