Archive for January, 2012

FOURTH: THRESHOLD

Posted in Photographic Culture, Photography, Street with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 18, 2012 by Stefano Mazza

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“In photography these structures assume a precise function: they become thresholds:¬†doorways to something, to the outer world. We can compare them to camera viewfinders. If we focus on the “threshold” theme, thinking of it as a part of the photographic language […], we can find in nature and in the external world in general, many elements that are useful for an interesting and challenging project. It’s not enough to take a picture of a shuttered door, a door wide open on a street or, on the other side, on the interior of a house.¬†The problem, on the contrary, is to go beyond the simple reproduction of a threshold and make it become an element of both space and time […]”

“They are thresholds of something, thresholds to go toward something”.
 
Luigi Ghirri, 19th January 1990.