Motion picture. I have been thinking about that phrase. So evocative and old fashioned, don’t you think? And so self-contradictory. Motion picture. Do you ever find it curious that photography – still imagery – continues to thrive in our flyaway age of ubiquitous motion pictures? A news story can now be accompanied by a piece of insightful footage rather than a single, context-dependent image and yet it is the image that remains, a stark constant. Do you know why this is, Alice? It’s because photographs replicate our memories like nothing else in our world.
You can buy a copy here.