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Parsons School of Design MFA Photography program theses2009 Theses ➔ Untitled Thesis Project

Thesis


Related people/organizations

Parsons School of Design. Photography Department. (sponsoring body)
Lauren Pascarella (photographer)

Date

May 2009

Description

If I were to place a photograph of an object next to the actual object, what would you describe seeing? Perhaps one would note that it is a photograph of the said object. However, assuming that the photograph looks exactly the same as the object it represents, what are the cues that give the impression that it is a photograph? Perhaps it is the flatness of the object in question. Perhaps it is perceived in the movement of the 'photographic' object next to the actual object; the way in which, to the eye, the light, the colors, and the perspective of the object remain unchanged in movement. Perhaps it is a preconceived notion that the actual object could not appear or move in such a way, that it must be an illusion. These are the ways in which the inherent function of a camera and the basic characteristics of visual perception are inextricably linked.

Identifier

PC020403_2009_lpascarella

Citation

Lauren Pascarella. Untitled Thesis Project. May 2009. Parsons School of Design MFA Photography program theses; 2009 Theses. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 19 Sep 2019.

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