Monday, January 10, 2011
"Rencontre de cerf volant."
The many incarnations of the Holga seduce many photographers.
They tend to love the red burn of ephemerality around the edges of reality.
The simulation of the human eye's limitations appeals to me, that vanishing peripherality and distortion caused by the human body (and hence eye) in motion is an interesting effect.
It flies in the face of the notion of photograph as yet another tableau or painting done in light and a different set of pigments from oils.
And yet all of these modes of representations invariably involve pictorial conventions, as a philosopher of the image like Merleau-Pony would remind us.
There is no absolute image.