The Magic of the Cities.

Zen promotes the rediscovery of the obvious, which is so often lost in its familiarity and simplicity. It sees the miraculous in the common and magic in our everyday surroundings. When we are not rushed, and our minds are unclouded by conceptualizations, a veil will sometimes drop, introducing the viewer to a world unseen since childhood. ~ John Greer

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Frida Kahlo & Spider

Street Performance.

We are told that the number of cameras used world wide -standalone and embedded (as in a telephone)- has increased 600% in just the past four years, and it will double again over the next five years.

The total number of cameras sold worldwide, of all kinds, in 2000 was 85 million units. For 2008 the projected sales are ONE BILLION cameras.

There is no question that the increase in the number of cameras has also increased the number of images recorded. The internet has become the most rapidly expanding form of making those images available to everyone, so let us then ask, how is photography going to be transformed by all these changes that are presently underway? How is in fact, is culture being transformed by the phenomenal growth of photography?

Pedro Meyer
Beijing, China
September 2006

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Anonymous said...

AWESOME photo! She DOES look like Frida! You should submit this one somewhere.

Randy said...

What a great photo!

Carraol said...

Yes, she looks like Frida, it was a good show. Thank you very much for your words.
Randy, thanks a lot.

Anonymous said...

You are raising some very important point here. And the photo illustrates your point brilliantly, it is superb!