What is a photograph?
“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place…I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”
Through photographs, we preserve history – our child’s first steps, a decaying landscape, or rare and endangered animals.
In this lecture, we looked at different aspects of the photograph
It is a 2D
It flattens the world
It has edges
It is an artefact
It is still
It is fixed in time
It is (or color) monochrome
It has denotations and connotations
It is a truth
It serves a purpose / is conside
Interesting part for me was the presentation of the photos from this topic
– It is still
– It is fixed in time
Guessing at what time the photo was taken was very instructive exercise.
Previously I was uninterested in the physical signs of time, which affected the photograph. Now faded, discoloured and creased photographs are for me more valuable