Photography 1: Expressing your Vision, page 50 mentions two photographers on one page, Gianluca Cosci and Mona Kuhn.
There can be no better comparison of art over salesmanship then these two.
I know art is subjective and that beauty is in the eye of the beholder but really!
Cosci’s work, with the exception of some of his reflections in glass and the picture frames is awful.
The low to the ground, shallow depth of field urban pictures are truly bland in an epic sense.
They’re the kind of pictures, that if I took them would be relegated to the files bin on my computer.
I was a car salesman for many years in the U.S.A and knew that when I heard such gushing descriptions of something I was being sold a bill of goods, i.e something sub-standard.
Contrast these to Mona Kuhn’s work !
The use of good light, excellent framing and stunning subjects makes Khun’s work brilliant.
I may be being harsh on Cosci but if you where to display both these photographers works together, opened it to the public and took a poll I’m certain Kuhn’s work would be way more popular.
To me photography has to illicit a response, Cosci’s work does this but in a negative way.
In order for it to be considered good it must make people look and at least say “Hmmn” if not “Wow”! anything else is average.