Abstract II

honeybears

Photography is disassembly.

One of my favorite things about the infamous shower scene in Psycho is the way that Hitchcocks’ careful camera work literally cuts Janet Leigh (as Marion Crane) into pieces. The audience goes from visuals of the rising and falling knife to individual pieces of Leigh’s body. At least in an impressionistic sense, she is being vut into pieces.

Photography can work much the same way. The camera can take a larger phenomenon (in this case, a farmers’ market) and cut it into the little pieces that hold it together. This particular slice is a box of extra bears full of honey that a vendor had stashed in the back of his Jeep.

Ilford FP4+.

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Filed under Black and White, Film, Self-Developed, Street Photography

One response to “Abstract II

  1. Wow…this photo brings back memories of my childhood in Appalachia.

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