We wanted to share Barrie’s comment on Ren’s initial blog post as one that stood out for our team. We especially appreciate the poetry of the term “memory-shot” that Barrie has introduced:
“I have lived in a world of both photography, landscape painting and computers – for more than 72 years. What I’ve just read – skimming through your dissertation, for the past hour or so – has made me think of a way of describing where you are taking us. Some of my friends in the camera club I belong to will need such an explanation !
I appears to me that what you have given us is essentially a means to capture, not just a photograph, as we have come to know one, but through some brilliant software – a means to modify that photograph – to allow us to ‘re-produce’ the photograph and re-present it (at will); allowing it to be re-viewed by others at will.
In short … the ‘photograph’ is no longer a simple one-dimensional snap-shot – locking in a moment in physical space and time – it is a ‘memory-shot, recording all that the camera ‘saw’ when the shutter was pressed. Whilst the software with which to view it can be likened to a ‘memory-brush’ that allows us to repaint the view as it suits us.
I can’t wait to find what I can do with my ‘real’ brushes and paints and a camera full of ‘memory shots’ after a field trip.
And the concept of a new, software, ‘painting program’ that follows the finger tips on a touch screen is simply AMAZING !!
Thank you for adding another dimension to my ‘will to live’ …”