That was what there were discussing over at APUG / Photrio. I was on that forum when it was APUG and got my ass canned. And tried again under a different name when it was Photrio…same thing. When a forum kicks me out twice, that says I don’t fit. So let me discuss it here.
Sure, can be. Just depends. And there are no art police that says what art is and what art is not. All you have to do is please yourself.
Don’t overthink things, just shoot and sort it out at home. Too many photogs quit in their minds before they even start. And if you are not getting results in a certain genre, then try something else.
Philadelphia Museum of Art – D.D. Teoli Jr.
Here is a great example of this discussion from an article on ArtDailey
From 15 March to 30 June 2019 the Gallerie Nazionali di Arte Antica at Galleria Corsini in Rome will be hosting Robert Mapplethorpe. The Sensitive Lens. The exhibition displays forty-five works and focuses on some of the themes distinguishing the work of Robert Mapplethorpe (1946 – 1989): his study of still lifes, landscapes, classical sculpture and Renaissance composition.
(If you are not familiar with Mapplethorpe, he was a homosexual photographer that died of aids in 1989.)