Photography helps us see things that are normally invisible to us. A photograph can freeze an instant, revealing the beat of a hummingbird’s wings or the look of surprise as it flashes across the face of a friend. Cameras can detect wavelengths of light invisible to humans, opening up new worlds for exploration or amplify faint glimmers from stars so that we can see the night sky in all of its glory.
Time not as Passing, but as a Whole
Human memory is often in the form of images recollected- slices of time recalled years later- which may be why photographs and snapshots resonate so deeply. But according to Einstein, time and space can be thought of as a continual surface where our existence is played out on a four dimensional surface. One where past, present and future meld seamlessly. What the heck does this have to do with art and photography? Well, more after the jump!