lighTTrace Studio: Blog en-us (C) Jonathan Nissanov [email protected] (lighTTrace Studio) Fri, 06 Jan 2023 01:52:00 GMT Fri, 06 Jan 2023 01:52:00 GMT lighTTrace Studio: Blog 80 120 Showing at Las Vegas Art Guild Gallery A few of my pictures are on display at the gallery through Jan 23, 2023. The Las Vegas Art Guild Gallery is in the Galleria Mall in Henderson, NV.

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But, is it Art

The question ‘is it art’ is tiresome and of no interest to all but to the artist. As photographers, our work has as its beginning a scene in the world beyond us. We need to consider what is the added value we bring beyond a facsimile of the scene? And so, when considering my own work, I do ask myself 'is it art'. 


On a sidewalk in an industrial neighborhood in San Francisco I found the scene in the image shown here. What’s the added value I brought relative to the original scene? 


I framed the image and liberated it from its industrial settings. I defined for the viewer a vantage point.  I oriented the image so as to enhance its dynamism. Is that sufficient?


I don’t know if the painting was intentional or not. Does that make a difference?


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