Same crime, different stories

“Rashomon”, a 1950 film by Akira Kurosawa is one of the milestones of modern cinematography. I doubt many of you have seen it, but maybe some will remember its Western version starring Paul Newman, titled “The Outrage”. The film shows multiple depictions of the same crime, obviously depending on who of the persons involved was being interrogated.

Generation clash
Generation clash

As photographers, we often can have a similar possibility: tell multiple stories of the same event. It only takes a change of focus, angle or vantage point, and sometimes the only thing you need, is to wait patiently for a few seconds. The most famous photographic “interpretation” has ben shown in the iconic film by Michelangelo Antonioni:  “Blowup”, where a photographer discovers an unexpected story unfolding in a shot he took, by enlaging the picture. If you haven’t seen this film yet, don’t waste any more time, it is a must. BTW, the photographer’s profile has been shaped on the figure of David Bailey.


A matter of perspective
A matter of five seconds

I have decided, to terminate these posts with  a piece of music, which in my perception goes well together with the photographic theme. Today, it is an unusual choice, because casually, it is not jazz.

“Just an Illusion”.