In: Clarissa Alberg20 Mar 2012
I once heard the sentence “a picture is the only way you can capture a moment forever, that moment will NEVER happen again.”
I then started a big discussion (and tried to sound all educated and stuff, while knowing that this person was right). I remembered saying something like: “but what if we re-create or capture that exact moment with something that never left that site, days after”. I quickly got an answer that made me keep quiet: “Yes, we can take a picture of a building, which never moves, at exactly 15:23:05 hours, but that will feel differently, you will feel forced to take that picture and will not look at that picture the same, it’s the moment that makes the picture not the images in it.”
Pictures to me thus means: Capturing a moment, and not images. This is exactly what a fellow classmate, Rich Theemling, of mine does. I have admired every picture I have ever seen of him. My favorite ones are the ones he takes from Rotterdam, he manages to find lots of great moments:
If you would like to see more of these pictures I would advise you to check out this link:
If you know of other websites with pictures of the city please share it in the comments.
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