What is so attractive about photography at a time when so many people are taking photos? Is there a simple answer to this question? I ask myself this question whenever I see photos that are no good, especially when there are a lot of them in one place. Maybe it’s because of the simplicity, because it is so easy to take photos today—to the point that we ask ourselves what’s wrong with anyone who isn’t taking them?
We receive a lot of pictures in our inbox, and this makes me immensely happy, at least until I review them all. I could write a lot about it, but there is no point when we know that it wouldn’t change anything. Therefore, the most important thing of all is that we draw a positive conclusion.
After giving it a little though—because of limited time—the only thing that came to mind is that great pictures stand out in a crowd of average ones, and my job is to separate them and then publish them in BLUR magazine. Does BLUR satisfy all tastes? Of course not, otherwise I would not make any selections, but would publish all submitted photos.
Robert Gojević, founder and editor in chief