I spent a very contentious last week at work with some non-visually literate editors unable to grasp the meaning of photographs shot for a "fantasy" holiday party story they commissioned. The photos, taken by Josef Astor, beautifully track and interpret the writer's notes from a meeting of the party planners, right down to the "Dr. Seuss" tunnel through which party guests are to arrive.
So what's the problem? Its the missing link; the thing that makes it possible for one group of people - artists - to take and make ideas real by breathing life and form into them. These guys don't have that. As anyone involved in the creative life knows, too often those charged (or self-appointed) with being the gate keepers - editors - have never been creators - artists - and don't speak or understand the language. What we have here is failure to communicate. Let's see if we fair any better this week.