Golub on photography

Matthew Israel
Jan 1, 2013 6:49PM

Currently thinking about this great quote from Leon Golub on the subject: 

“Photographic imagery is everywhere. [The images I use] we don’t have to take . . . in: They permeate. They enter our perceptual systems in such a way that they form—the way I think of it—a kind of residue. We store these images in that computer in our head. Even when we are looking at somebody or something we know, an actual person or an object of some kind, we see them through a filter of photographic information. What we feel, okay? Desire? This photographic stuff to a large measure determines it.”


Matthew Israel
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