A Conversation on ‘Reality’

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I am going to start this (overly long) post with my conclusions: Photography always has and always will depict a constructed reality. Photography is, like all art forms, a product of its time – socially, historically and technologically. The Photographer is always ‘in’ their apparatus of photography – the image reflects their vision and personality. Whilst the unique ‘aura’ of …

Perception: the Analogue, the Digital and the Eye

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I am re-visiting a brief conversation that I had last module with Stella Baraklianou, driven by a certain deja-vu in a couple of books I am reading, as part of this module. This post revolves around the distinction between the analogue and the digital in photography, and how that impacts our view of the medium as indexical and representational. Rubinstein …