Once upon a time Edward Weston and his ilk revolted against pictorialism on the grounds that the great thing about photography was its ability to record objects in great and exact detail, and that fuzzy Romanticism should be left to the painters. He would say no other medium was as able to reveal such truth in things. However the world of photography has expanded from the camera obscura to the CMOS sensor and beyond, with an ever increasing ability to record things accurately, especially in lower and poorer light. So now of course the photography he spoke of, which is the photography I use today (Analogue and predominantly B&W) is no longer capable of representing things as exactly as digital photography can now!
The picture above is from a body of works produced with this in mind.