Perhaps My Next Book: Photography and the Death of Reality

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Photography and the death of reality.

It is not a new concept, but I think about often. A photograph, even if it is not digitally enhanced (or chemically enhanced), removes some of the reality from a scene simply by the mechanics of cameras and lenses. When a photograph is digitally enhanced, be it a photograph of a fashion model or street scene, then reality is really on the way out.

Do you agree that photography is causing us to lose touch with the reality of how a scene, person, animal and so on really looks?

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Here is just one example.  See what I mean?

What are your thoughts on photography and the death of reality?  Post a comment.

Explore the light, and your own reality. 

P.S. John Lennon: Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.