I don’t want my website to become a repository for re-blogging things other people have said, but this is a very, very important message.
When I was chairman of a photographic club, I told the club members that a photo is independent of its author. If you need to explain a photo, you’ve lost it.
Read this post by Neal Rantoul , and learn from it.
The précis version: There is a trend of people needing to explain their photogrpahy to make it understandable. This is absolutely not the point of photography. Photographs transcends time and language, and existe precisely because there are some things words cannot say. If you need to explain your photo – you’ve lost it.