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 …

The Medium is the Message

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Writing on Digital prompted me to re-read McLuhan. I admit that I have not read it since the 60s, and my original copy was lost. So, thank you, Amazon! The Medium is the Message is still a brilliant, farsighted book. Let’s consider the time that the book was written. Post Industrial, Pre Digital. Television was conquering the world, space technology …