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ROBERT DEVERE
...So what is art? Simply stated, and in perspective to photography, art is a visual form of expression that brings constructive social value to the masses. It is endearing to those who view it, and it enriches humanity in general. Visual expression that is used to personally attack and ridicule a specific group, belief system, or culture, or to promote a political agenda, is not art. - Robert Devere - From his article: "Can Art Be Defined?"

The ingredients that go into the creation of outstanding images are subject emphasis, the eradication of time, and universal themes. That is, a readily identified subject in a timeless setting that is universally recognized by people everywhere. Such an image is not only the hallmark of a truly remarkable photograph; it is achieved by very few photographers. - Robert Devere

Maximum visual impact is achieved when exhibiting photographs of wildlife through the application of what I have termed 'lifelike demarcation.' Simply stated, 'lifelike demarcation' refers to the enlargement of wildlife images to their actual real-life sizes. The magnificence and splendor of a bald eagle, for example, can't possibly be appreciated by viewing a 8"x10" photograph, no matter how close the viewer gets to it. A 20"x30" enlargement might be enough to display the entire bird at a true, - Robert Devere

So What Is Art? Simply stated, and in perspective to photography, art is a visual form of expression that brings constructive social value to the masses. It is endearing to those who view it, and it enriches humanity in general. Visual expression that is used to personally attack and ridicule a specific group, belief system, or culture, or to promote a political agenda, or to record historical events, is not art. - Robert Devere

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