All photos are in a rectangular format. Our photographic window to the world has a geometrical shape. We are so used to this, that one has to think for a moment to realize that this is a rather strange state of affairs. When we look around a landscape our outlook (literally) hasn’t any shape and there are few to no rectangles or squares in nature.
In a way, the rectangular shape of the view in a photo indicates already that there is a person looking. Somehow, consciously or unconsciously, a photographer has to take this into account, when taking a photograph.(more…)