Monday, September 27, 2010

Controlled destruction #2

"These large-scale photographs, entitled Blow Up, depict elaborate floral arrangements, based upon a 19th Century still-life painting by Henri Fantin-Latour, captured in the moment of exploding. This visual occurrence, that is too fast for the human eye to process and can only be perceived with the aid of photography, is what Walter Benjamin called the ‘optical unconsciousness’ in his seminal essay ‘A Short History of Photography’."

- Ori Gersht

All images © Ori Gersht

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