"At the core of all photography lies desire, our longing to connect, not to forget, to express love, to reach out to someone else (even if it is just our future selves) and say “Here, look at this! I want you to see this!” (more) When we take a photograph we stop the flow of time to produce a record, however much we then tinker with it later, to make it look a certain way. Here lies, of course, our desire for this moment to last forever. Here also lies the desire to share this special moment. Photography is made to be shared. A solipsistic kind of photography is not photography, it is something else, something entirely pointless (sorry, R.B.!). These shared moments can become our memories, to the point where the memories become as fake as many of the photographs around us (then again, aren’t memories always as fake as photographs?)."
2 years ago