Sunday, December 13, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Josef Albers wrote in his legendary book "Interaction of Color" the Weber-Fechner Law: "The visual perception of an arithmetical progression depends upon a physical geometric progression"
Sunday, October 11, 2009
I first encountered Wall's Dead Troops Talk, probably around 9 years of age. At the time I can remember being awestruck by the scale of the piece, for a photograph. It's scale and detail does something to the image it makes it huge like a movie screen, but also fantastic by the subject matter in both its gore and humor. So in one image we're slammed with this cinematic quality, that really demands us, the viewer to really sort out some serious questions. By virtue of the medium we feel like we're looking at a real event, a larger than life National Geographic image. Its authenticity is a farce of course, by the soldiers calmly relaxing as if the camera had stopped rolling, and the director had yelled cut.
How do these images assault our expectations for photographs?
How do they reward our minds curiosity and necessity for constructing narratives and logic/order to phenomena?