Wednesday, April 05, 2006

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"I love books and I love looking at photographs in books. Photographic reproductions are closer to facsimiles of the original than reproductions of other media. Books, though, always raise the issue of sequence. When the sequence is short, perhaps less than twenty images, it functions as a single, unified work. When this happens, the individual images take on a "lightness." They are, as you observed, seen as parts of a whole, not stand alone pieces. This "lightness" can expand the range of photographic possibilities: images can be simply notations, quick observations, visual one-liners."

-Stephen Shore