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January 09, 2011

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grace

Interesting, but actually I believe photography does create eternity, and does embalm time, better than Art. Photography is probably more "exact" because there is no deviation, what you see is what you get (except on purpose by experimenting with equipment, lighting, lenses, superimposing and/or cropping, etc.). In Art, personal insight using different medias involved can change what you see since it is interpreted in one's "style" of painting (strokes, colors, size, mood, etc.) I love old style photography...but I paint instead , since I can do it in the comfort of my own home.

TOJ

that is the hidden problem with photography, film, and TV they are anything but neutral. as though this is neutral:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V-J_Day_in_Times_Square

the very act of choosing a subject gives the frame meaning. We, as modern people, are fooled by the mechanical image to think that it is more 'real' because it is the ultimate example of verisimilitude. Maybe 'style' is a way for us to see more clearly?

As to the point of time, the imprint in a photograph is certainly different from other media. It is hauntingly so. But, the point of the quotes is to suggest that photography does not capture duration ... that is change in time. Photography makes a luminous cast for an instant. The moving picture can, however.

This is the difference we feel between seeing old photographs and old home movies ... duration.

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