THE MOMENT MONUMENT
With digital cameras and the facebook/myspace/youtube phenomena, we are documenting our lives like never before.
You can go online and see what your friends did last week, last night, last minute in any city or country in the world. Collections of photos on facebook are usually displayed in series, so you see an event unfolding in time and space. You can see your friends getting drunk and falling all over the place, you can see someone’s birthday party, a trip to the zoo or whatever. Generally people will take lots of images then whittle down the dodgy ones in-camera, until they have a set that tells the story. These sets can be portraits, landscapes, beautiful abstract blurry images or over-exposed nigh time flash pics… quick/instant/real… slow/considered/framed. Sometimes it is the unedited sets that contain the real story.