dear heidi, part 5

June 29, 2008

tangents:

  • one of the earliest motion picture cameras was a gun
  • “the photographer loads his camera, aims it, firesand makes a snapshot.” (pdf)
  • today, we have the pistolcam
  • “Still, there is something predatory in the act of taking a picture. To photograph people is to violate them, by seeing them as they never see themselves, by having knowledge of them they can never have; it turns people into objects that can be symbolically possessed. Just as the camera is a sublimation of the gun, to photograph someone is a sublimated murder – a soft murder, appropriate to a sad, frightened time.” – suze
  • still, let us pray for soft murder, that all plots don’t lead to death
  • old, but i never saw it: jason wahler plays russian roulette
  • there goes my gun
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