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The Downfall of Photography“A Photograph is often looked at - seldom looked into.” ~Ansel Adams
It is not but human nature for us, as society, to advance. Through a quick glance in a history text book, it is obvious that humanity has advanced in several ways; socially, economically and mechanically. One large component of our advancement is technology. Since the invention of electricity, our capability for innovation has sky-rocketed. We have gone from lightbulbs to iPads in a little over a century. With this, society has, through the work of many individuals, contributed to the sophistication of many art forms. Many art forms progressed from primarily analogue to digital, from real life to computer, particularly, photography. With the continuation of advancing technology, namely, cameras and social media, the concept and social perception of “the photograph” and all it comprises is slowly dying.
Photography has changed. The process of capturing and creating an image, in contrast to h
The Parlour IncidentOne day in July, I believe it was, I found myself sitting with several acquaintances in Christopher's parlour. It was one of those deliciously lazy afternoons which only the summer in her full glory can bring. The room had a wan, listless light to it, relaxing the other guests and myself as we languidly chatted over tea and crumpets. The air was also sluggishly heavy, dulling the senses to a slowly-blended calm engendered by the heat of St. Othniel's southerly climate.
At length, after much stimulating conversation, Christopher stood, producing a book of sheet music.
"What do you all say to a bit of music?" he asked.
"Certainly," I answered.
"Oh yes, please do darling!" Tabitha exclaimed, "he's quite the maestro."
Christopher laughed, shaking his head.
"Now, now love, I'd not go that far."
He strode over to the piano as the other guests urged him on. Ida entered the room bearing a merrily steaming teapot and more crumpets.
"More tea sirs?" she inquired, shooting sideways glances at her
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Lilyas has dedicated herself to making our community a brighter place with her vibrant artwork and infectious enthusiasm for interacting with others in our community. It has certainly paid off, as many deviants flock to her page on a daily basis to let her know how much of an inspiration she is. We absolutely agree, and couldn't let all that hard work go without recognition, so it's with great pride that we bestow the Deviousness Award for March 2014, to ... Read More