Through The Lens #16 ~ Passing of TimeMore Like This
"discussion of photography is dominated by the concept of time. Photographs appear as devices for stopping time and preserving fragments of the past, like flies in amber"
As 2014 comes to a close we are reminded of the passing of time. Another year has slipped through our fingers like sand through the cracks. Yet the new year will come rushing in to provide us with trillions of new moments and beginnings. It seems fitting for this month's edition of TTL to discuss time and its relationship to photography.
"What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.”
The camera's shutter has the ability to violently seize a moment in time and fix it in place forever. This is a particularly useful tool that photographers can use to see things that happen too quickly for human perceptions to fully grasp. Thus, the viewer is given the