“One Reason for the need to photography everything lies in the very logic of consumption itself. To consume means to burn, to use up – and, therefore, to need to be replenished. As we make images and consume them, we need still more images; and still more. But images are not a treasure for which the world must be ransacked, they are precisely what is at hand wherever the eye falls. The possession of a camera can inspire something akin to lust. And like all credible forms of lust, it cannot be satisfied: first, because the possibilitiesÂ of photography are infinite; and second, because the project is finally self-devouring. The attempts by photographers to bolster up a depleted sense of reality contribute to the depleted sense of reality contribute to the depletion.
Cameras are the antidote and the disease, a means of appropriating reality and a means od making it obsolete.”
Susan Sontag On Photography.
I read and re-read Sontag’s words on photography. I feel a strong connection, a presence with what she says , and a feeling that changes the way I approach photography. I only wish she was alive todayÂ so I could get her thoughts on the digital world we are sinking into.
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Be Well Lou