yet another ‘from a car park’ photo

I keep on taking photos of the Adelaide skyline from within car parks. But I’m not really sure why I’m doing this or the reason behind it apart from it being part of a poodlewalk and that few photographers are exploring Adelaide’s skylines.

These kind of pictures assume a view from nowhere —a God’s eye view that trades on 19th century photography’s claim that because its imagery was produced by a mechanical process therefore photography was inherently more truthful than painting or drawing.

car park

car park

This photography’s objectivity, which depends on the assumption of an external framework for understanding that transcends limited viewpoints, biased arguments or individual preferences; an Archimedean point from which an externally verifiable reality may be viewed. What is eliminated is the human subjectivity of being in the world–our experience of that world which shapes how we view it.


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