Monday, September 29, 2008

Susan Sontag: On photography

I enjoyed the section mentioning polaroids being used as a form of note-taking. Though, most advanced digital SLRs are as big as an old polaroid camera and are easier to use. To suggest that a polaroid camera is a note-taking device, taking into consideration the bulky nature of that camera, and their annoying loading method, and the length of time it takes for the image to emerge, what could be said about the cameras of today which are unnoticeably carried in our pockets, produce clear images instantly, and can take almost as many pictures as we can?

Cell phone pictures are even less than a form of note taking. Sometimes i don't even realize i'm taking a photo until i'm looking at it. It brings up an interesting question, what kind of art could one make with a low res camera?

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