It’s dangerous to premise a definition, let alone a new theoretical approach, by outlining what it is not. And yet author François Laruelle could. The Concept of Non-Photography. François Laruelle Published by Sequence/ Urbanomic Second revised edition Bilingual (English/French) edition. The Concept of Non-Photography has 31 ratings and 4 reviews. Marc said: A good little Laruelle, between Philosophy 4 and the most recent developments. Su .

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The Concept of Non-Photography by François Laruelle

In fact, he deliberately locks out all such distinctions as between digital and voncept photography from his conversation, as per his a priori dismissal of technical definitions from non-photography concerns. Galloway compares this difference with the split space that exists between a picture and its edges or between what he calls the diegetic and non-diegetic aspects of an interface.

Laruelle has less to say on something like, say, a low res digital thumbnail, asserting its pixels like some undeveloped or primordial being under a microscope. To declare Instagram an instance of non-photography is not to reflect on its revolutionary possibilities or to attribute to it greater fo qualities than those already claimed unjustifiably for standard photography by critics and philosophers.

Empire of the Sun Stuart Krimko. Instagram at its every instance can only and repeatedly identify nothing non-photographh other photographs or, in its core, the essence of photography itself. Alex rated it really liked it Sep 04, Taking pictures with Instagram is not a matter of grabbing a camera and accessing the World directly through an instrument but a process in which, before taking a picture, users have to reorient their attention away from the world and enter into another dimension with a specific logic of its own.


Fractals are mathematically based, non-differentiable, self-similar patterns that cannot be formally measured through the standard methods of mathematics and geometry. A good little Laruelle, between Philosophy 4 and the most recent developments.

Etienne Beytebiere rated it it was amazing Aug 15, My head is still spinning.

The Concept of Non-Photography

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Carman rated it liked it Mar 12, Andy Hayleck rated it really liked it May 16, Orderly Outsider Alex Waterman. Franxois Is Hard to See: No trivia or quizzes yet. Barry rated it it was ok Dec 12, May 10, Niklas rated it liked it Shelves: The concfpt of non-photography helps us recognize Instagram not as a machine fracnois generates a multiplicity of photographs through which a complex and non-pyotography image of the World can arise, but as an apparatus for reducing all pictures, genres and styles of photography, even photographers, into a single generic entity.


Refresh and try again. Laaruelle 28, Marc rated it liked it. Jun 17, Max Li marked it as to-read Shelves: Myriads of negatives tell of the world, speaking among themselves, constituting a vast conversation, filling a photosphere that is located nowhere. Breeding Ground Amy Thielen. Hasbeens and Willbees Auction Romeo Gallery.

For example, In Junea line of powerful storm caused a mass power outage, causing Instagram servers to go offline for several days. What more is there to a photo than a curious and prurient glance?

Stuart Argabright Interviewed by Chris Hontos. Andrew Uroskie rated it liked it Jul 16, Emily Blakely rated it really liked it Dec 26, While it is true that Instagram users have an immediate relationship with the smartphone, the Instagram camera is only one of a limitless number of uses for this hardware.

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