“ Mandala in Digital Integration Unconsciousness “In a “Short History of Photography(1931)”, Benjamin firstly coined the term ‘ Optical unconsciousness’... Read More
“ Mandala in Digital Integration
a “Short History of Photography(1931)”, Benjamin firstly coined the term ‘ Optical
nature … speaks to the camera
rather than the eye: in
a sense that the space informed
by human eye consciousness gives way to a space informed by
the unconsciousness through mechanical camera eye .
it is commonplace that we have
some idea about what is involved in the act of walking , we have no idea at all about what
happens during the fraction of a second when a person actually takes a step.
Photography, with it’s devices of slow
motion and enlargement, reveals the secret.
is through photography that we
first discover the existence of this optical unconsciousness, just as we discover the
instinctual unconscious through psychoanalysis.”
the digital age of the 21st century, nearly 100 years after Benjamin's book was
published, photography and editing techniques was dramatically changed and
Digital post workflow process with digital editing software can provide you
ability to freely enhance, integrate, and
manipulate photography images.
am confident that you can encounter much
more fantastic unconscious world (so called digital integration unconsciousness) than the Benjamin ‘s optical .
project was embodied with a hint of decalcomania technic which one of the ways past surrealist painters used to express their unconsciousness
capturing momentary water droplet
movement through camera super
decalcomania shape (very similar to
Mandala) was finally came into realization , followed by the post photo integration
me it was a wonderful moment to watch what decalcomania form to be created .
fact , this is
not a ‘optical unconsciousness’ but a second wave of unconsciousness to be found in the process.
addition it was very lucky moment
for me, a Buddhist or photographer, to discover the Mandala figure through the