Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Photographic Research

"For some years now the glory of our age has been a machine which daily amazes the mind and startles the eye. Before another century is out, this machine will be the brush, the palette, the colors, the craft, the experience, the patience, the dexterity, the sureness of touch, the atmosphere, the luster, the exemplar, the perfection, the very essence of painting... Le no one suppose that daguerreo-type photography will be the death of art... When the daguerreotype that infant producy, has grown to its full stature, when all its an [sp?] and strength have been revealed, then will Geniu seize it by the scruff of the neck adn shout: "Come with me- you are mine now! We shall work together!" - Antoine Wiertz 1855 in a sort of "sulute" to photography (taken from Little History of Photography [walter benjamin]

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