27 April 2008

F Blog moments

Lately I have been thinking about what the "moment", or even the "descisive moment" is in a photograph. "Only the moment lives - and the moment is eternity" is the title of a film about the Swedish photographer Georg Oddner. It is a beautiful title.

I could make it easy and start to refer to the masters of photography and their interpretation of the moment. But the question is still there. What is the moment in photography?

The older I get, the harder I find it to answer such a question. So, what is your interpretation of the "moment", dear readers and authors of the F Blog. Let us try to find out more about it, exploring the wonders of photography without any ambition to find the "correct "answer to what the elusive moment is all about. You are welcome to send your contributions to Gruppo F Inbox. This project will be labelled "F blog moments.".

Stay tuned.

/ulf

3 comments:

Per-Arne said...

Bra ide Ulf du har...!
Alltid konstruktiv.
Vänligen i natten!
Paa

Rhonda said...

"...only the moment is eternity" reminds me of this quote from Mark Twain:

There is in life only one moment and in eternity only one. It is so brief that it is represented by the fleeting of a luminous mote through the thin ray of sunlight--and it is visible but a fraction of a second. The moments that preceded it have been lived, are forgotten and are without value; the moments that have not been lived have no existence and will have no value except in the moment that each shall be lived. While you are asleep you are dead; and whether you stay dead an hour or a billion years the time to you is the same.
- Notebook, 1896

Anonymous said...

for me this is the right moment in photography: http://gruppof.blogspot.com/2008/04/fun-in-fundao.html
:-)