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The Value of an Image
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
The Value of an Image

The instant availability of an astonishing variety of images (or music, art, moving pictures) is, at first thought, truly liberating.  But I try to recall certain photographs created within the last few years (or songs, for that matter) that I have cared to hold on to; that resonate because I have invested time in seeking them, learning about them, and spending time studying and enjoying them.  When the next similar image--or even something better--is just a click away, it loses anything truly special that cements itself in my mental library.  Over the course of many years growing up, I spent hours studying a single photograph (or song, or piece of art) and that time ...