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  • Writer's pictureBhang, Youngmoon


"The object-ness of what is seen. No fast jump to metaphor or symbol. No ‘cultural context.’ Toon soon. Plenty of time for that later. First, the ‘reality’ of light on surface.

To simply see what something(s) looks like:

the light

the space

the relationships (visual) between the distances

the air

the tones

the rhythm

the texture

the contrasts

the shape of movement

the thing themselves

not what they might mean later

not socially

not politically

not psychologically

not sexually

Not to name, label, evaluate, like, hate; no memory or desire.

Just to see."

- <Teaching Photography: notes assembled second edition> by Philip Perkis

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