Zooming In and Zooming Out

Next stop Germany… check out Andreas’ (who blogs prolifically: http://asifoscope.org/, https://kellerdoscope.wordpress.com/, https://creativisticphilosophy.wordpress.com/) fascinating contribution to the journey. As the project gathers momentum; layers of history and memory as well as a few aesthetic alterations, Andreas gives us some insights into his own family history.
Emily

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Nerve impulses running down the spinal cord, triggering muscle cells – mitochondria pumping protons and electrons to provide the energy to move a muscle. The muscle contracts and the fingertip touches the release button, triggering a cascade of electronic signals, calculations, movements of electromechanical parts, chemical reactions inside a battery, a shutter opening, photons flashing inside and triggering chemical changes in the particles of the film. A myriad of smallest and shortest events and processes combine to produce that short “click” that indicates that a picture has been taken. The photographer looks away and her mind and eye turn on something else.

A short moment in her life. The moment she pressed the trigger of her camera. Clouds, trees or bushes, houses, the horizon, the sun. Motion blur. Lens Flair.

The photograph was shot while in motion, maybe from a train or a car. The hexagonal spots of lens flair…

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