What is Photography?
24/09/14 17:54 Filed in: Video | Contextual Research
This is something I saw some time ago, it’s taken from the Arakimentari film about the Japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki. I think it asks very pertinent questions about photography...
Arakimentari. 2004. [DVD] Travis Klose. Troopers Films.
The questions/statements/captions (whatever) are:
What is a photographer?
What is photography?
How do I shoot?
What should I take a picture of?
Should I shoot this? That?
Can I shoot this?
Why do we want to keep a photo?
Does a photo become memory?
Is it a friend?
Is it a lover?
Why is it colour?
That’s amazing, it’s incredible!
No it might be an enemy
Should I shoot in black & white…?
Your face shows who you are
Does it make you horny?
Are you getting excited?
I burn every experience onto film
The feeling’s gone
The memory never fades
What if I took a photo of everything I’ve ever experienced?
What does it mean to be a photographer?