viernes, 2 de noviembre de 2018

Fotografía e imagen. Uso de fotos (negativos) del pasado para hacer imágenes de hoy. Tripe | Ruff by Thomas Ruff.Photography and image Use of photos (negatives) from the past to make images of today.

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Inspired by some of the earliest photographs of India and Burma (Myanmar), Ruff's series, 'Tripe | Ruff', commissiond by the V&A, reimagines a set of 1850s architectural and topographical images by British Army Captain and photographer Linnaeus Tripe. Encompassing over twenty prints, 'Tripe | Ruff' is the latest series in Ruff's 35-year investigation into the medium of photography. 

Captain Linnaeus Tripe: Photographer of India and Burma, 1852-1860

 

En el libro "La furia de las imágenes" Joan Fontcuberta, fotógrafo y teórico divulgativo sobre su ser. (es, en la actualidad, una de las personas, en mi opinión, que mejor explica qué es hoy en día la fotografía) nos comenta que el futuro de la fotografía puede ser aquel en que

  • La función del fotógrafo sea seleccionar una foto del stock mundial de fotos y darle un uso determinado.

Pues bien, esto ya sucede como el propio Fontcuberta nos pone de manifiesto en dicho libro pero ahora les muestro un ejemplo práctico de este hecho:

  • Un encargo del museo V&A;A al famoso fotógrafo alemán Thomas Ruff para que use los negativos de Captain Linnaeus Tripe para, con ellos "realizar foto". 

Jugando con las palabras podemos decir que utiliza las fotos, negativos, del ayer para realizar imágenes de hoy.

Es curioso, un punto triste, ver como hace fotos "con su móvil" de estos negativos en la sede del V&A,  y, en su estudio, mediante el ordenador manipula la imagen, de baja resolución, para crear un "Thomas Ruff" .

Seguro que su obra, imagen, vale mucho, muchísimo mas que la foto original de su autor el Captain Linnaeus Tripe.

Ahora bien ¿no es, sencillamente, esta obra de Thomas Ruff una copia?

¿una copia vale, artísticamente hablando, más que una obra original?

En (google translate)

nspired by some of the earliest photographs of India and Burma (Myanmar), Ruff's series, 'Tripe | Ruff ', commissioned by the V & amp; A, reimagines to set of 1850s architectural and topographical images by British Army Captain and photographer Linnaeus Tripe. Encompassing over twenty prints, 'Tripe | Ruff 'is the latest series in Ruff's 35-year investigation into the medium of photography.

Captain Linnaeus Tripe: Photographer of India and Burma, 1852-1860
 
In the book "The fury of images" Joan Fontcuberta, photographer and informative theorist about his being. (It is, at present, one of the people, in my opinion, who best explains what photography is today) tells us that the future of photography can be that in whichThe function of the photographer is to select a photo from the world stock of photos and give it a specific use.Well, this already happens as Fontcuberta himself shows us in that book but now I show you a practical example of this fact:A commission from the V & A museum; A famous German photographer Thomas Ruff to use the negatives of Captain Linnaeus Tripe to, with them, "take a picture".Playing with words we can say that he uses the photos, negatives, of yesterday to make images of today.It is curious, a sad point, to see how he takes pictures "with his cell phone" of these negatives in the headquarters of the V & A and, in his studio, using the computer he manipulates the image, of low resolution, to create a "Thomas Ruff" .Surely his work, image, is worth much, much more than the original photo of its author Captain Linnaeus Tripe.Now, is not this work by Thomas Ruff simply a copy?Is a copy worth, artistically speaking, more than an original work?

 


Joan Fontcuberta "La furia de las imágenes"

 

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