190105 Untitled - matthew piers robertson • photography writing creative toronto

Untitled #2

For me a title has always been an integral part of the photograph. When the title is correct it just locks everything into place; when a title is weak or unfocused it tells me that I haven't figured the photo out yet. A photo without the right title is as unfinished as a raw file straight out of the camera.

Untitled #1

So to leave these photos as "Untitled" is difficult for me. But so far nothing else has made any sense at all. I can't bring myself to make up some Fine Art titles, and any reference to the photo's creation detracts from the image. So just this once, perhaps, and just for this series, I'll need to leave it be. Perhaps not titling an image is the same as choosing a title, if it's done with discernment and care.


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