Re: Photographs Reading Us?

Anthony Dauer (jackechs@MAIL.EROLS.COM)
Sun, 7 Jan 1996 12:34:51 -0500

Does everyone feel that this is limited to photographs/images? I have the
same feelings that are being described when I see the actual vistas as well
as when I see images of them. I have noticed that in myself the feelings
intenseness relates to how much evidence of man is in the scene as well.
The less infringement by man, the more intense the feeling. The image
itself can be extremely simple as well in my experience. I had a very
intense experiance while in the Navy just looking out over the Atlantic
while the sun sets or just as we sailed along across the water. Another
effect I've noticed as well ... it depends on how old the man made object is

At 12:21 PM 01/07/96 -0500, michaela pohl wrote:
>Or we could say that romance of the other (or of what we haven't got) is
>obviously the universal concept at work here regarding images. Anyone who
>has done fieldwork in emerging countries in the past 20 years can attest
>to the (at first) baffling experience of finding in aquaintances homes'
>images of everything from skyscrapers to barbie dolls to cambell soup cans
>gracing the walls.
>Frank Gunderson


Anthony Dauer

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