Certainty


Human beings were born to need both freedom  and the sense of security, while nature is too complex and difficult to handle all the time. This permanent dilemma drives us to keep concluding regularity from experience and doubting this act as the same time, which, if we put these action to the extreme, became the foundation of modern science and the philosophy of science.

Photography was used in scientific field as the extension of visual observation, for it is a kind of dimension reduction action and also was given the impression of instantaneity with the development of technology. In my point of view, there is a common characteristic shared by the nature and photos, which is that we actually know nothing except what we’ve seen. That’s why regularity could and should be re-considered and anything concluded out of photo itself should be avoided.

自然是复杂且变化多端的,而人向往自由同时又需要安全感。在这一矛盾驱使下,我们通过对经验的归纳与总结形成了规律,同时又不断的对这一行为的正当性进行拷问。将这一系列行为推向极致,前者形成了现代科学,后者形成了科学哲学。

摄影本是一种降维化的行为,随着技术的不断进步它又增加了切片化的属性。于是在摄影史中,摄影作为对人眼观测的补充与延伸进入到科学技术领域,成为我们观测世界的辅助手段。于我而言,规律是可以被重新思考的,照片并没有提供任何照片之外的信息,必然可能就像照片本身一样,是一种永恒的假象。