ART IS A COPY OF REALITY
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ART IS A COPY OF REALITY

“Art is, in a way, creating something out of nothing. But photography, in its very essence, creates something from nothing, it is a device for copying existing images.

Then why not start from this assumption of copying so that we can get closer to the essence of a photograph. It has no meaning to create artwork by one’s own aesthetic and concepts; however, when people take photos, one’s aesthetic and memory are always included. This is a kind of everlasting contradiction. This contradiction is acceptable.

The world is not only one world, but the world itself is scattered, we just copy these scattered worlds by using photography.”

Daido Moriyama, Near Equal

Great words from the master of street photography. I agree completely. What do you think?