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Photography and Metaphysics:
The meaning of things and images

True photographs are illustrations of motives that speak to us in a different way than via their pure aesthetics and in a nagging way want to reveal us some greater depths about the things. But their content and their significance are difficult to grasp. So difficult that they can plunge us in doubt about our work and by those means about ourselves. Photography and Metaphysics is the attempt to rationalize such images, gain insight into their being and fertilize photography by looking at actually unrelated topics. - A kind of self verification, so to speak.

title image Photography and Metaphysics Vol. 1 Edward Weston and the Essence of Things

This volume does the job by relating Edward Weston‘s idea of the comprehensive wholeness of life as the essence of being with the point of view of the eastern philosophies and then uses the quantum physics to prove that modern science has actually found such an elementary communion of all things. More

title image Photography and Metaphysics Vol. 2 Immanuel Kant and the Aesthetic of Chaos

This second part of the series explains with the terms „the Beautiful“ and „the Sublime“ the basics of the aesthetic judgments of Immanuel Kant´s philosophical thinking and, using the modern physical research branch of chaos research, shows that we can actually find the two underlying terms of universality and infinity in all natural processes. More

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