Archive for the ‘Image Proliferation’ Category

Pallasmaa, Juhani. The Eyes of the Skin (Chichester: Wiley, 2008) p.10 All the senses, including vision, are extensions of the tactile sense; the senses are specialisations of skin tissue, and all sensory experiences are modes of touching and thus related to tactility. pp.10-11 Our contact with the world takes place at the boundary line of […]


Metaphor

05Dec11

Price, Mary. ‘Metaphor’ The Photograph: A Strange, Confined Space (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1994) 134-149 pp.134-135 Before photography, according to Ivins [William M, Ivins, Jr.], the syntactical analysis of a picture preceded the handmade reproduction, which became a symbolic representation of its original. references for reproduction are the woodcut, etching, or lithograph that reproduce a […]


Lomax, Yve. ‘The World is a Fabulous Tale’ Writing the Image (London: I.B.Tauris, 2000) 54-65 P.55 For Plato, true philosophy did not tell tales, but poetry, on the other hand, could be accused of spinning stories foreign to truth. Plato’s line, so I’ve heard tell, is that true philosophy rises above the charms and double-dealings of rhetoric; […]


Coleman, A.D. ‘The Hand With Five Fingers: or, Photography Made Uneasy’ The Digital Evolution (London: Nazraeli Press, 1998) 81-85 p.82 Up until 1888 – that is, for the first half-century of the medium’s existence – anyone who wanted to make photographs had to practice photography. p.83 George Eastman changed all that, permanently, when he introduced the first […]


Berger, John. ‘Uses of Photography’ About Looking (London: Bloomsbury, 2009) 52-67 [An essay for Susan Sontag, in reponse to On Photography] p.52 The speed with which the possible uses of photography were seized upon is surely an indication of photography’s profound, central applicability to industrial capitalism. It was not, however until the 20th century and the period […]


Sometime(s)

13Nov11

Lomax, Yve. ‘Sometime(s)’ Writing the Image (London: I.B.Tauris, 2000) 77-87 p.78 Is there any one thing that makes photography whole? Does photography have an essence? For me it isn’t a matter of setting out to find the very interior of photography and despairing when I never reach that centre; it is not a matter of authenticating, in […]


Campany, David. ‘Safety in Numbness: Some remarks on problems of ‘Late Photography’’ Where is the Photograph? ed. by David Green (Brighton; Kent: Photoforum; Photoworks, 2003) 123-132 p.123 [In the news report of Joel Meyerowitz’s large format photographing of the aftermath of 9/11] There was a suggestion that photography, rather than television might be the better […]


In Our Image

29Sep11

Morris, Wright. ‘In Our Image’ Time Pieces: Writing, Photography and Memory (London: Aperture, 1999) 1-10 [Originally published in The Massachusetts Review, Winter 1978] p.4 The multifaceted aspect of reality has been commonplace since cubism, but we continue to see what we will, rather than what is there. Image making is our preference for what we […]