Monday, 8 February 2010

Light and Photography

The work that I am currently producing has made me consider the use of light in photography. Light is a basic element in every photograph. The imagery I presented in the previous post looks sometimes over exposed.

Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, “believed that photography, was primarily the result of manipulating light” (Mora, G., 1996 p. 115). Moholy-Nagy “took literally the German word for photography (Lichtbild, ‘light image’ and described himself as a lichner, or ‘one who works with light’” (Mora, G., 1996 p. 115).

Moholy-Nagy is of course well known for his photograms. Many photographers by directing light to record the silhouettes of objects positioned on light-sensitized paper.
“Thanks to [light] one can make something important appear in objects without importance” (Willy Zieke).

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