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David Reinfeld

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What makes a picture come alive? Why do some photographs remain in our
consciousness, while others fall away? These are the questions I ask, as a photographer,
in a world where the boundaries of well-crafted commercialism and fine art have
blurred. I tell myself the seeing should be clear but not too obvious. Spending countless
hours at my computer, I have to remind myself not to remain at the surface. Beautiful
prints are very seductive and can have considerable visual impact. I pause to remember
art is not only an arrangement of form and content, but of responsibility and awareness,
of visual impact and contemplation. Art is our affirmation that life is worth living, like
Siskind’s ordinary rock that is full of life and charm, frozen in time, kept alive by human
connection.

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