Someone ought to pick that up

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In On Photography, Susan Sontag said: Photography is essentially an act of non-intervention. She was talking about situations where the photographer has the choice between a photograph and life and chooses the photograph. Someone ought to pick that up is a tongue-in-cheek response to Sontags troubling reflection: when encountering a fallen object, shouldnt the photographer pick it up rather than take a snap? The photos were also taken with a play on my Germanness in mind as Germans are meant to be orderly people who cant abide mess. And finally, the series attests to the affective power of gravity, which can produce humour or tragedy. 

 

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