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Photographic Selfhood - De File
Does Collecting Make You Feel Dirty?
cbertsch
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Photographic Selfhood
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cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: December 18th, 2010 09:04 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
That makes total sense. It doesn't bother me when others take this approach. On the contrary, I welcome it. That said, I have tremendous difficulty willing myself to make that move. I feel like I'm cheating if I do anything to alter the shot-as-recorded except, perhaps -- and even this comes hard to me -- making an image that is too light or too dark easier to make out.

Consider the photograph of Berlin I just posted in my follow-up entry to this one. It really annoys me that the horizon is skewed. And I don't feel that the shot captures the astonishingly bright colors of the Wall as I remember them, a problem that could be remedied in post-processing and probably should be, considering that the Agfa slide film I shot back then has tended to go magenta over the intervening years. Nonetheless, I posted the photo as-is without making these changes out of a sense of obligation to the documentary record.
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