Thursday, January 28, 2010

souvenir, revisited

You know the expression, "There's no such thing as new ideas"? Maybe not. But here in art school it's a common tooted piece of told-you-so that hits the heart strings and panic button of any burgeoning artist. Where this is going is that I discovered today that this photograph (one I've had for a long time) was taken in San Jose in 1884 and the man that took it was way ahead of me in deconstructing the words and associating it with the snapshot. What's interesting is that photography hadn't even been around that long in 1884 and already it was being marketed as a stat-of-the-art way to capture your most nostalgic moments and remember them forever.

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