Daniel Gordon’s flying series may look like a Photoshop simulation but it’s actually the capture of a fleeting moment. Gordon set up his camera, ran up the hill and leaped into the air to capture the few seconds of flight before he hit the ground. This series is a comment on the amount of truth that is involved with the photographic arts. Photography is often thought to be a direct reflection of reality. With the rise of digital technology that reality is more easily manipulated. However just like any art the ability to manipulate a photograph has always been there, programs like Photoshop just made it more accessible. As illustrated by Gordon’s series photography shows the “reality” that the photographer chooses to reveal.
October 28, 2014 Photo of the Week