Saturday, October 15, 2005

Looking at windows through windows

"A photograph is always invisible, it is not it that we see. " -Roland Barthes (quoted from

It's odd to be so obsessed with something like photography or art or film, when what we like about these things is the fact that they are transparent, we don't like them, we like what they allow us to see.

"We see not with but through the eye" as someone said

Sometimes I forget that.

All art in a sense is like that! I just noticed that the content of all art is creation, God's creation: the natural world, and people, and emotions, and stories, all the things in art and fiction and film, all the content is simply everything that God made. In that sense all art is sub-creative and refers the viewer back to God's world and back to God himself!


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