Photography in the Age of Digital Reproduction

Today we see digital images that exist in absurd amounts of copies on the screens of millions at the same time. Oddly enough, the omnipresence in the virtual cloud seems to doom this endless succession of images to a much more ephemeral existence - as they are literally gone in the flicker of a screen. So, can these be considered artwork?

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Of the mechanical over the digital

In the past few years, I had often been tempted to give up on my DSLR, and for several of my travels I did only bring along my phone, which was enough to record little mementos of the journey. The weight and size of the camera were a hindrance, and when I did have it with me, I was not taking photos at all for the most part. The phone was much more practical, and though I was using it, it did not feel right.

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On classification issues

One of the head-scratchers I had to deal with when I decided to start publishing my work was categorizing it. Sure, portraits, which are the photos I most enjoy, and still life photographs are well defined and did not present any issues, but I also have an abundance of other photos, either taken in a moment’s inspiration or well thought out, that seemed harder to define. In the era of ever more detailed hashtags, I needed to simplify.

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