At least, that's how the argument went in my head. And frankly, digital photography has not done much to change my mind. But I have, recently, stumbled across some truly phenomenal photographers, and I am starting to rethink my whole attitude towards photography.
Photographer Renato D'Agnostin is one of those. I really know nothing about him, except that I discovered his work through Brian Ferry's Pinterest board (and, frankly, Mr. Ferry is one of the reasons I am rethinking my whole stance on photography as well!). Renato D'Agnostin has a marvelous, compelling vision, and one I actually want to study. His photo series "The Beautiful Cliche" attempts (succeeds!) to see Venice in a new way--not through the postcard shots known throughout the world, but through the minor details: a rooftop here, a shadow there. The work is remarkable. This one and this one stopped me dead in my tracks. Please click through to see all the photos.