George Appletree



Open space

Featured photo and ​some assorted quests for structuring this world


Low tide

A simple seascape in a low tide time was slightly tanned after scanned. Pretty though and plenty of tonalities.


The city

Plastic cameras don't do it better. Just they are cheaper and results are rather random. Maybe that could sometimes be a virtue if that's what pretended. But in this case ads, cars proximity and façades geometry make a good allround scene.



Purism in photography is based in the principle of considering photography as a visual experience: what matters is what you see (and how you handle the camera, the light, the situation) to get the desired result.

If what pretended is the result to fit in a certain frame of visual properties, then handling your photographs or using any alternative process is the method to be satisfied with it.



Anecdotes are not usually what define. The whole is often more ostensory. But there's no whole without them.


To be like them

I met several photography masters along the years. How that would be: to be important in the photography world, to have your works in the very most notorious museums and galleries, to get your books published and sign on them for admirers.


The magic camera

The magic camera is small and simple. No, it is not platonic, it's not a concept either. It is a piece of black material with a lens and tiny windows and a few knobs and buttons. It fits in your hand well and it weighs not too little and not very much. It works the way it does, silent and securely, after you arrange everything for it to do it. Then two arrows tell you all you need to know. Click. And automatically you forget about any other camera you have used before.

Now I am happy. No need to worry about cameras any longer.



If thinking of selling the cameras you don't often use, this new product just makes you think not only that you will never get it but also that you never had a real one, like everything you have tried was a silly toy compared to that.

Maybe that's good and the conclusion is why selling them if you will never have the aim of getting something like that.

Perhaps one tries to look for absolutes in cameras: the perfect one for this or that; say to make art, to fit in your pocket or to satisfy clients or to fill your ego. Of course you'll never find that, but probably is better to find your perfect point of view. A thing, by other side, absolutely relative.



If you can't make art from your photographs, you might look for it in cameras. There are plenty of beautiful ones. Making them work is at least artisan many times. You can even make cameras.

Is not that art, I mean sad?



All cameras do the very same thing. Once chosen the one (or 3) making what you want why to get another one.

If that's a too simple statement, you still are in time to sell those you never use.



I'm very happy of having completed a new paper dummy (I got used to computer ones for a while). Now they're called project and become e-books. Glad to having handled physical copies and having glued them and written a few words on a real album.


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