when does Forensic photography become art?

Having tried to answer this question with allot of goggle searches, this for now seems to be the closest relation of how a forensic photographer takes photographs to be used as evidence. This however doesn’t directly answer when these images might be justified to be used as art…investigation continues….

The Art of Still-Life

Forensic photography at the crime scene will often involve photographs of bodies, weapons, locations, broken machinery, car crashes or other damages and not Model Talent. Recreations will involve the same subjects, just rebuilt and repositioned after the fact in an attempt to provide a realistic account of a crime that happened in the past, or a crime that provided no actual concrete evidence. The ultimate goal of forensic photography is to provide photographs that are fit for use as court evidence, are untampered and are a true record of the criminal events.

Consequently, forensic photography is a type of art like Female Model photography; photographers must choose their lighting, lens angles and viewpoints correctly or the photographs may not hold up as evidence before a jury. The photographs must be clear, and they usually include scales to help visualize the size of different objects and subjects. A variety of viewpoints also helps to solve the problem of parallax. Crime scene photographs must also be untampered, meaning every individual who touches the picture must be recorded. This custody chain ensures that the photograph, from initial taking to exposure, is honest, original and unedited. These sources also help when one photograph becomes evidence in multiple cases, such as criminal trials and civil lawsuits.

Forensic photography and Model Posing is most often conducted in color to better create an honest image of the crime scene. Black and white is sometimes used, and both 35mm film and digital images are acceptable in most courts. Surveillance cameras and even mobile phones are used as evidence, especially when the photographs are taken by witnesses or bystanders at the time of the accident or crime. Forensic photography professionals will sort through these amateur pictures to find acceptable evidence



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