“Photography was destined to be involved with death. Reality is in color, but at its beginnings photography always discolored reality and turned it into black and white. Color is life, black and white is death. A ghost was hiding in the invention of photography.” – Nobuyoshi Araki
“Happiness always contains a mixture of something like unhappiness. When I photograph unhappiness I only capture unhappiness, but when I photograph happiness, life, death, and everything else comes through. Unhappiness seems grave and heavy; happiness is light, but happiness has its own heaviness, a looming sense of death.” – Nobuyoshi Araki
“What the human eye observes causally and incuriously, the eye of the camera notes with relentless fidelity.” – Berenice Abbott
The first thing I found was this. What the Photograph reproduces to infinity has occurred only once: the Photograph mechanically repeats what could never be repeated existentially. In the Photograph, the event is never transcended for the sake of something else: the Photograph always leads the corpus I need back to the body I see;…
Those who truly appreciate what Dead Can Dance shares so intimately, already understand this, and so much more.
Photography can only represent the present. Once photographed, the subject becomes part of the past. -Berenice Abbott
“Photography helps people to see.” – Berenice Abbott
2nd rule. Respect the first rule. „Interbelic” cocktail bar, Bucharest