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12.18.2008

Some thoughts on Photography...

One of my absolute favorite books is "On Photography" by Susan Sontag. My amazing sister gave it to me in college and I ended up doing an independent study on Visual Culture because of it(I was a Philosophy major, so you can imagine how much I LOVE to think about life). This quote stood out to me:

"Any photograph has multiple meanings; indeed, to see something in the form of a photograph is to encounter a potential object of fascination. The ultimate wisdom of the photographic image is to say: "There is the surface. Now think-or rather feel, intuit-what is beyond it, what the reality must be like if it looks this way." Photographs, which cannot themselves explain anything, are inexhuastible invitations to deduction, speculation, and fantasy."

I love thinking about what is behind images, what the photographer was thinking, hearing, yearning for, distracted by, in that moment. I love the richness that some images have, that history that lies within it. I search for that kind of richness in life and hope that my images show some of that.