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LA CANVAS: Adventures in Space and Time

January 5th, 2013 — 2:24pm

480 LA CANVAS FLY ROCK 3The thing about photography is its truthiness. Digital-age machinations aside, the camera enjoys a reputation for providing trustworthy, unmediated depictions of the real world, more or less as it actually appears. Whatever filters or post-production technologies abound, the basic idea remains that you can look at a picture and know what something looked like in a recognizable world. But when it comes to the photographs of Jay Mark Johnson, that presumption is turned on its head. . . .

LA CANVAS | Read full article here | By SHANA NYS DAMBROT

presumption is turned on its head.The thing about photography is its truthfulness. Digital-age machinations aside, the camera enjoys a reputation for providing trustworthy, unmediated depictions of the real world, more or less as it actually appears. Whatever filters or post-production technologies abound, the basic idea remains that you can look at a picture and know what something looked like in a recognizable world. But when it comes to the photographs of Jay Mark Johnson, that
presumption is turned on its head.The thing about photography is its truthfulness. Digital-age machinations aside, the camera enjoys a reputation for providing trustworthy, unmediated depictions of the real world, more or less as it actually appears. Whatever filters or post-production technologies abound, the basic idea remains that you can look at a picture and know what something looked like in a recognizable world. But when it comes to the photographs of Jay Mark Johnson, that
presumption is turned on its head.

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