Добавлено: Ср Ноя 16, 2022 8:14 am Заголовок сообщения: Although the world was in color
The historian also accepts the uncertainty and ambiguity of memory and thus of historical truth then without accepting falsification he will introduce into his work the valuable dimension of constant doubt. When the Emperor Charles Quint died he held on his chest the portrait of his beloved wife which Titian had made without ever having seen her. He died holding a dear lie. Or an acceptably distorted truth. We must therefore never be sure of our memory. Individual or collective. Nor is it necessary. This is why images are valuable. Technological developments are not a phenomenon of our time since they have accompanied human life since prehistoric times.
However the special and new characteristic of recent years is the unimaginably high speed with e-commerce photo editing which these developments are now running. Dealing with the phenomenon is one and not easy. To be able to shift the basis of one's references and one's psychological security from the complacent area of habits to the more demanding one of beliefs and choices. For photographers digital technology is an extremely traumatic experience of overturning almost all acquired habits and unshakable truths. Among them the relationship between black and white and the alwaysincolor digital print may have a top position.
Would be ridiculous to claim that our age is more colorful than the previous ones or that the production of black and white photographs was only due to the incomplete technology of color or that the color of advertising and television has taken over our souls. However in the recent past there was something that made decisions easier and although our eye saw through the viewfinder a color reality preselection of a blackandwhite film unquestioningly produced a blackandwhite print. Today no one can deny that even if we finally choose the black and white trace of the color world we necessarily pass through the color of the always threecolor digital sensors.