I had an interesting conversation with Len at Lens Factory today while I was setting up tactile mind books for the signing this weekend. I had put up a beautiful custom print from the “Love Robot” shoot, and I mentioned that I didn’t want people walking in and photographing my photograph and my books. I think that makes sense. Sadly, he didn’t agree with me, and said I would be angering a lot of people in the neighbourhood. I find the whole attitude of people taking pictures of pictures tacky and tasteless; if you really like an artwork – buy it. I find it offensive that people don’t put a value on the time and skill it takes to produce art. I find it offensive that people don’t put a value on the time and the efforts of the subjects that help to create art. Any of my friends who posed for tactile mind would be horrified if they saw someone taking pictures of their photograph. I will be holding my ground with this one.
Lisa J. Murphy
Tactile Mind Studio Limited.
tactile mind: A book of nude photographs for the blind/vision impaired.