DEAD PHOTOGRAPHERS SOCIETY

GUY GIERSCH



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Seeing comes before the word; but experience shades how we see. These two qualities are where the paradox lies. How can one experience anything without sensory input? If the experience shades what is seen then how does seeing and experience work concurrently to produce an aesthetic experience?

It is proposed that a model exists in Einstein’s ‘Theory of Relativity.’ In the Quantum world, particles behave according to how they are treated and express both wave and particle function. Here, energy and mater are the same. In this world matter can become energy and energy can become matter based on the relative position of the observer. This reflects the dichotomy of the aesthetic experience in terms of form and sense where both exist concurrently and yet can be analyzed and experienced separately.

Seeing produces experiences and in turn, experience tempers what one sees. These events create a language of beauty through data gathered through sensory input channels. This language will reflect political, social, ideological, philosophical or religious vales that are incorporated into the art of a culture.

Guy’s photography serves both as the observer and the observed. In the still point of the moment, he captures images that bring order to reality and the combined aesthetic experience of sense and form are blended into a sensation of beauty. The picture allows the observer to use their imagination, to have an aesthetic experience beyond the literal, formal level of known facts and instead be transported to the realm of enjoyment resulting from new experiences occurring each time the piece is viewed.