Tuesday, 5 January 2010

San Gimignano

The camera freezes a fraction of a second (one hundredth of a second in the case of a holga) for posterity.

A photo represents the blink of an eye but the house in the picture has stood there for one or two hundred years. The hills are older than human civilization and the landscape has been there for millions of years.

I wonder who else has shared this view and about the people who have wandered through this landscape - they would have known fear, love, hate, joy, regret and hope. They would have memories, dreams, ambitions.

A whole history unseen and unknown to us. A total disconnect.

When we look at an image is all we see colour and form, or do we look into the picture itself?

Do we think about what we see or is it all forgotten in the blink of an eye?

The rest of the gallery is here.

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