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Anticipation

On ImaginationPia Clodi

I often find myself thinking about a certain curiosity when it comes to photography: How we tend to be drawn to pictures that aren’t perfect, that are somehow even exactly the opposite. Looking at this image by Birgit Hart, it comes to mind that we anticipate a story through completing the gesture in our imagination.

It is this inspiration we seek and we can find in photographs. Yes, at best they don’t merely tell us how something looked like. They inspire us to feel it, to smell it, to go and wonder off on our own, through the rooms of our memory and imagination. 

Birgit Hart, Rolleiflex 2.8f - Mallorca

Birgit Hart, Rolleiflex 2.8f - Mallorca