Commemorating a dying art – a statue of a cinematographer near St Paul’s Cathedral, surrounded by the crowds at Margaret Thatcher’s funeral. 17.4.13
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It’s strange. In picture terms, people’s perception of reality is often hampered by a literal interpretation. A camera never lies. I suppose this is debatable – the choices a photographer makes when creating an image can distort perspective in a particular scene. But this is usually intended to create interest rather than to misinform. Most of the time.
“It must have taken ages to ‘Photoshop in’ the trees,” is the usual comment. It happened again yesterday.
“No, it’s one shot”.
“But there aren’t any trees next to St Paul’s Cathedral”.
“Look from The Tate Modern,” I reply. It sometimes takes a bit of explaining, and it isn’t always believed. Computer trickery is always assumed.
So this is how I did it.