“Photography is about finding out what can happen in the frame. When you put four edges around some facts, you change those facts.”
Step through the frame and find out (Leazes Park in Newcastle).
And he stepped through the frame.
In Ladenburg they have these signs all over town to show how the landscape was changed to make paths and parks more inviting. On the left are photos of what it looked before and it can be compared with the reality today. It was found that just putting up the photos wouldn’t be enough, so a frame was offered, similar to the frame of the old photograph to make the views comparable. Because a frame changes things.
A frame also helps to focus the attention. Or possibly, it allows people to cope with nature if they are used to seeing things only framed ?
Linked to Travel with Intent. More photos inspired by the quotation by G. Winogrand (what a wonderful name!) are collected here.