Tuesday, July 20, 2010


Today's lesson was an introduction to the subject.

We also watched the video 'The genius of photography', which brought about information of the photographic styling of daguerrotypes, which have been described as 'A mirror with a memory.
Daguerrotypes can not be copied, as in there can be no reproduction of the original, and hold a sense of being on the edge of present.

The movie also brought about the theory that photography is all about creating a frame, narrowing the viewers eyesight and telling them the subject you've chosen to capture is special and intentional, no matter what the subject may be.

This quote in response to photography really grabbed me: "BREAK DOWN THE WORLD AND DISSECT MOTION" .

The video also discussed the photographic stylings of Nadarz and Henri Lartigue and pictorialism movement which was recoiling from vernacular photography and trying to make photography fine art.

Vernacular : Everyday, colloquial.