Saturday, August 28, 2010

45. Picture perfect

Not sure what the photographer is clicking and doubly unsure what the women (presumably) would finally do with the picture! Photographer Duane Michals has interesting take on such pictures. Saye he, `It takes no great powers or magic to reproduce somebody's face in a photograph. The magic lies in doing without'. Wow!

A picture, we are told, is worth thousand words. This one could be worth a million or even more....depends who is looking at it! Socio-psychologists argue that most things in life are moments of pleasure and a lifetime of embarrassment. For the photographer, this picture may be a moment of personal embarrassment but a lifetime of pleasure for everybody else. Isn't it?

Picture often offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution. Such images remains itched in one's mind for long, seeking diverse interpretations with changing times. But photographers could be a funny bunch of people, certain of their habits die hard or never die! While clicking picture of a dead person one such photographer had quipped: smile

4 comments:

River Research Centre said...

While it is a moment of delight for the photographer who has captured the photographer clicking away, it is indeed a dig into the private delight of the photographer who was photographed !!

Vinay said...

You write, "Such images remains itched in one's mind for long,"...

You are absolutely right. On seeing such an image a die-hard photographer like me is itching to go to Jama Masjid area and try my luck for a memorably itching photo op.

Center For Ecological Audit,Social Inclusion and Governance said...

The photographer appears to fine taking picture,but it is possible that the photograph is doctored for appearing the way it appears.

Center For Ecological Audit,Social Inclusion and Governance said...

There are too many anti-Muslim agents who are ever ready to mock on the outer garment of Muslim women. One needs to be careful. With Sarkozies around, there are men and women who want to see some kind of parity in number of Muslim women exposing themselves to the world, number of adulterous relationships, number of pornographic actors and number of consumers of pornography. There is no end to the irreverent and Satanical appetite of the voyeuristic men who would want to see all women in bikinis including their children and relatives.