[Graphic designer, b. 1949, Budapest, d. 1999, Dorado, Puerto Rico.]
I believe that this whole question of some photography being “true” and some “untrue” is a non-question. Photography is not objective; it never was objective.
Some people… cling to the idea that the photograph is an inherently “real” or honest image and as such is always on a different plane from an obviously subjective form of visual communication such as painting.
Could you blow this up really big and print it in the wrong color and tell everybody to go back to school and to remember that form ain’t worth shit anyway and that content ideas you big bunch of jerks rules make that part red or something ok?