The Refusal of Time is an article that explores various concepts in photography. The article inspired the concept of using both kinetic and sculptural elements for photographic projection in multiple ways. The article’s writer used these concepts to present historical pieces that present photography references until this day (Kentridge and Peter 4). This paper will highlight how the article, The Refusal of Time inspired photography shooting.
The article inspires photography shooting for the preservation of memories. It also inspires photography as art to inspire different ways of thinking during periods of historical violence. Photography shooting is a tool, which serves the purpose of creating memories for preservation and future purposes (Foster 15). The Refusal of Time presents a concept for photographers to offer rationality. According to Kentridge, who also referees to Plato, photography should present a rational way of thinking. It should also present ideas, which are not pre-interpreted. The viewers of this photography or film can interpret the photography from their own understanding. Therefore, the article inspires photography to present art pieces for the viewers to rationally judge from personal understanding.
The article inspires photography to present only artistic works. Photography presents art works, which represent political, dreamlike and humanistic images. The article also inspires photography to present ideas, which are half solved. It suggests that the photographer is a rational individual who sees the problem and captures that problem. The photographer analyzes the captured problem differently at the time of capturing it on film and the time of viewing it as a captured image. This is the Refusal of Time in photography. The ability of a problem or situation to appear differently at the time of its capturing and of its editing presents the idea of refusal of time. If the artist reviews the image, or film later from when he captured it then the interpretation will be different (Foster 17).
The article inspires photography shooting to be an immortalization of actions. The article suggests that photography should ensure the continuity of an action. In such a way, that an action captured today will appear the same way in the future. Time should not present a difference in the actual image captured. The aspect of preserving time presents an opportunity for photographers to experiment (Kentridge and Peter 7). This aspect also inspires photographers to make mistakes in their shooting and learn from them. A mistake in photography shooting presents a chance for the artist to become creative. In photography shooting, creativity presents a chance for innovation and new ideas. The new ideas lead to better techniques of photography shooting. All this is aimed at preserving time and creating history.
The article suggests that individuals’ tastes govern photography shooting and film arts. This means that an image may capture the mind of one individual and fail to capture another’s. The impact that an image has on the viewer and its effect on the photographer is different. This presents the beauty in photography shooting. Therefore, an artist should develop a balance in the representation of art to capture both his mind and that of the viewer. The reality of today is different from tomorrows. This is the beauty and inspiration of the article in photography shooting (Foster 17). Realities are different, and photography shooting enables artists to appreciate the time aspect of reality.
Foster, Hal. Art since 1900: modernism, Antimodernism, Postmodernism. 2nd ed. New York: Thames & Hudson, 2011. Print.
Kentridge, William, and Peter Galison. The refusal of time = Die Ablehnung der Zeit. Ostfildern, Germany: Hatje Cantz, 2011. Print.