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Reality Blurred

Norman Soskel


"Reality Blurred"
In this image, "Blurred Reality", the only component that is "real" are the two white street bumps. The rest of the image consists of reflections. Photographers frequently photograph by looking out or looking in. In his 1978 monograph "Mirrors and Windows" John Szarkowski separated historical photographs into two groups, "Windows", in which the photographer was looking out at the world, and "Mirrors", in which the photographer was looking in, i.e. more introspective. It is up to the viewer to decide in which category "Blurred Reality" belongs.

Biography: Starting at the age of four with the encouragement of my photographer father, my interest in photography has evolved through three home made conventional darkrooms into digital schemes. Influencing this development was the 10 years during which I studied the piano, competed locally and regionally in Virginia, and gave several solo recitals, the last of which was in Caball Hall at the University of Virginia. Combining the visual and auditory aspects of the artistic milieu continues to shape many of my works. Integral to my theses is the notion of the fluidity of art and the...

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