Two Tomatos One Onion & an Olive Photography from Attention to Intention

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.advisor Porat, Maayan Igell Shira 2012-07-03T11:53:22Z 2012-07-03T11:53:22Z 2012
dc.description.abstract In this thesis I would like to explore the connection between the photographic practice and human perception. I will contemplate opun it through the term ‘Attention’, which is a fundamental factor in the creation of human experience. From ‘Attention’ I will go to related terms such as distraction,surprise and intention which became important since the realization of ‘Attention’ as a fundamental factor in human capacities. I will put an emphasis on the importance of technology when it comes to the understanding of the photographic image and practice. We are dealing here with images, and as Flusser puts it brightly, the Technical Image (a photograph) is an image and not a window. The camera does not open a wide window towards ‘The Real’ which the viewer is invited to look through. The special combination between the apparatus and its operator/ the photographer, creates a sphere where the world `out there` turns into a collection of symbols which as in traditional images construct its meaning. In other words the mechanic action of taking a picture creates a subjective point of view rather than an objective one. By re-thinking about the technical qualities of this medium we are able to define more clearly the specific qualities of the medium, and therefore develop our skills both in using and thinking about photography, as photographers as well as viewers. In the next chapters I will demonstrate this special photographic relation towards ‘The Real’. As it can be realized throughout the works of important photographers and myself. en
dc.format.extent 137
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject.other Photography en
dc.title Two Tomatos One Onion & an Olive Photography from Attention to Intention en
dc.type G2 Pro gradu, diplomityö fi Taiteiden ja suunnittelun korkeakoulu fi School of Arts, Design and Architecture en
dc.contributor.department Department of Media en
dc.contributor.department Median laitos fi
dc.subject.keyword photography en
dc.subject.keyword attention en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201206102310
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Maisterin opinnäyte fi
dc.contributor.supervisor Parantainen, Jyrki
dc.programme Degree Programme in Photography en
dc.programme Valokuvataiteen koulutusohjelma fi

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