Native Scotsman and resident Coloradoan, Roddy MacInnes approaches his photography with much reflection and the effervescence of a person true passionate about photography. Roddy expresses this passion here as he discusses his unique take on vernacular photography (the everyday images, usually not destined to be “fine art”) and his experience with autobiographical photography.
In general, what appeals to you about vernacular photography?
I think it's the common language. I'm interested in how the majority of people use photography to celebrate and keep a visual record of their lives. It's unpretentious in that way. Art has this purpose, it's market driven, but there is something much more innocent, honest, or straightforward, about vernacular photography.
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