notes on photography
Photos are about surfaces. And surface
qualities. Photos flattern reality and spread it out onto photographic
paper. Photos make reality superficial.
The photograph is composed of he who photographs, that which is photographed, and he who looks at the photograph.
In a photograph, not all of you is always a part of you. Cropped.
Fotos turn you into an image.
The pose is an intention. You pose when you know that someone's looking at you. Poses transform personal realities. You pose as you want to be remembered and not necessarily as the way you are. The way she looked at the camera was not the way she looked at him.
Motion cannnot be focused. To analyze motion, you must first stop it. With fotos, that which moves becomes motionless.
The importance of a foto is determined, in part, by the observer. I am the point of departure of every foto I see.
Fotos are chemicals and light mixed together. Light captures an image but obliterates its development.
Photos belong to photographers. To whom photographers belong to, I don't know. Not me. But once they're gone, only their negative remains. A positive image is based on it's opposite.
Photographs make our perception fluctuate.
Photos may be created in the past but live in the present. They create a constant resurrection.
Photos are a form of memory.
Of of memory substitute. The photo manipulates the memory for we remember
the way things were photographed more so than how they actually were.
Nevertheless, photos save us from obvlivion. That which is remembered