认真思考一个问题:当你打开相机时你要得到什么

As We Become Cameras

把「时间」在人类社会的变化与摄影的变化做对比很有意思,某种意义上,「时间」塑造了资本主义社会的社会经济发展,比如交通、比如通信,如今我们不会被什么是时间所困扰,就像所谓的「沉浸式」体验,人类显然对时间没了概念,那照片会成为下一个「时间」吗?

The ubiquity of time makes stamping it with a moral judgement absurd. We don’t fear or reject time, it is simply part of what is admirable about our reality (instant navigation, the Internet), and also part of what is less so (irrational obsession over productivity, nuclear warfare).


In the Future, We Will Photograph Everything and Look at Nothing

《纽约客》的一篇文章,摄影的本质正在发生变化,摄影师的定位也在发生变化,这是技术驱动的结果,未来一张照片的价值不是拍摄技巧,而是有没有人看。

“The definition of photography is changing, too, and becoming more of a language,” the Brooklyn-based artist and professional photographer Joshua Allen Harris told me. “We’re attaching imagery to tweets or text messages, almost like a period at the end of a sentence. It’s enhancing our communication in a whole new way.”

In other words, “the term ‘photographer’ is changing,” he said. As a result, photos are less markers of memories than they are Web-browser bookmarks for our lives. And, just as with bookmarks, after a few months it becomes hard to find photos or even to navigate back to the points worth remembering. Google made hoarding bookmarks futile. Today we think of something, and then we Google it. Photos are evolving along the same path as well.


Instagram Is Ruining Vacation

现代意义上的拍照如何毁掉一场旅行呢?正如桑塔格所言,相机就是现代社会的枪,而旅途中的你就像一个猎人:

Months after we returned to New York, I asked He about her relationship with photo sharing, particularly when personal safety was at risk.
He told me that she tries to put down her phone when traveling, but “the pull to share” gets her. She also sets her phone down when she finds herself more sucked into the images of others lives than her own.
“Everyone puts their best foot forward,” He said, “And we try so hard to make it all look so desirable, constantly, at the peril of tragedy by selfie stick. The thing that I, and I think society as a whole, is struggling with at this point in time is — what are the lines between our online personas and our real life ones?”