Glossary

Photography

Fine art photography expresses the vision of the photographer as artist. It emphasizes the importance of content, composition and color or tone, while portraying a compelling subject matter and opinion, rather than the use of photography for a simply documentary purpose. In the effort to have photography accepted as an art form rather than a technological development, fine art photographers commenced a movement known as Pictorialism, where the photographs portrayed a soft, dreamy look emulating the style of a painting. However, photographers like Ansel Adams promoted ‘straight photography’ in response to this, where the photograph is sharply focused and represents the object itself. Photography is a highly subjective art form, encompassing a wide array of varying aspects. The viewer determines the aesthetic importance of a photograph and what makes the photograph speak to them. It is a relatively new media form in the art world and has the ability to alter the perception and awareness of the viewer.  

Fine Art Photographer

De Buck Gallery photographer Andrea Tese is widely known for telling stories beyond what is seen in her images. Her most recent exhibition, Inheritance, delivers the story of her grandfather and his possessions, through personal and intimate pictures from his home. Her photographs are not only artistically sound, but they also incorporate meaning and significance from her point of view. Tese has the ability to uniquely illustrate moments in peoples’ every day life and their surroundings.