Daily Dose: Quote of the Day

“What the photograph reproduces to infinity has occurred only once: the photograph mechanically repeats what could never be repeated existentially.”

-Roland Barthes –from his book Camera Lucidia: Reflections on Photography

This quote describes the beauty of photography. We’ve all heard a picture is a captured moment in time yet you never realize that no matter how many prints you make or how many times you snap the shutter, it is impossible to recreate that moment. So keep in mind that next time you take a picture, that moment is unique and will last forever.

This book is a great read for those who are interested in understanding photography beyond pointing the lens and clicking the shutter. It helps you to see photography on a more philosophical yet very artistic level and can be an eye opener for experienced and novice photographers alike.

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About Hunter Lee

I am a volunteer for Kollaboration Toronto

Posted on June 5, 2012, in Daily Dose and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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