4.12.2010

Mind's Eye Snapshots


Photo Montage by David Hockney.

Isn't that all a picture is? An elixir for your scraps of memories?


Photographing Annie Leibovitz While She Is Photographing Me, 1982
David Hockney

2 comments:

  1. The first montage is a great picture----and it does represent the memory of a place at a particular moment in history. However, not all pictures are memories --eg., the work of Bernd and Hilla Becher who "documented the eroding industrial landscape of their native Germany throughout the late 1950s and into the 1960s."
    Gary Sauer-Thompson
    junk for code

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  2. You're right, Gary. I suppose much of it depends on motive. Yet the photographer's motive can inform the viewer's experience, but not control it. The Becher's documented, but it is through this serial documentation that a beauty develops, like flip book. But you are right, photographs can be much more that mere memories. That's their wonder, no?

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