So something weird happened when I was editing a photo of me for my Instagram (I am not that vain… I was very bored and ailing from insomnia).
From one filter to the next, the shading completely changed my expression. It creeped me out.
And, in the original, I was actually smiling! (I did not include the original).
So, never trust a photograph. It’s not real depictions of things any more. But wait, there’s more less obvious truths and lunches of thought I will uncover!
Remember when the cameras were invented and all the artists thought that would be the end of art? Of course you don’t remember. We weren’t alive. I mean, what we were taught in our Art History classes (History Major IN THE HOUSE!). So why the end of art? Because a photo is dead. It didn’t come alive from a person’s hands. Rather, a machine. It’s like buying a limited edition print instead of the original piece. No comparison. All you have to do is gently brush your fingers over the edges to sense its lack of soul.
But now, due to all this computer bullshit on top of 3 inch thick makeup (I wasn’t wearing makeup because it was 11AM and I hadn’t slept yet), one can warp the captured moment and the photographer and editor can transform it into a lie rivaling any royal portraiture or sculptor of any great age from any great nation in history.
Remember Egypt? They turned people into cats! Now an app can turn you into a cat!
WHOA I know I just blew your mind.
PS follow my Instragram for more “Drem” stuff! I will be posting more on my Instagram when I have time.