- David Byrne, Bicycle Diaries

I suspect that to imagine, and thus to create, one has to envision something that doesn’t exist yet. Fictionalizing is thus very close to lying - it’s imagining the existence of something that isn’t literally true, and then writing or speaking about it as if it is real. Most fiction aims to tell us a story in a way that leads us to believe it is happening or has happened. The motivations behind storytelling and lying are different, but the creative process behind them is the same.

- Roland Barthes, Camera Lucida

The Photograph does not necessarily say what is no longer, but only and for certain what has been.

- Robert Redford, Inside The Actors Studio

All those things that are part of nature and space, are replaced by noises and sounds. And the sounds are all about development. There is a sadness for me of what’s lost.

- Roland Barthes' thoughts on photography {Camera Lucida} paired with Donnie Darko's discovery of the effluence of Time {Donnie Darko, Directed by Richard Kelly}

 "The photograph is literally an emanation of the referent. From a real body, which was there, proceed radiations which ultimately touch me, who am here; the duration of the transmission is insignificant; the photograph of the missing being, as Sontag says, will touch me like the delayed rays of a star. A sort of umbilical cord links the body of the photographed thing to my gaze...’ 

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- Modest Mouse lyric {It's A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To Think About / Exit Does Not Exist} paired with Marty McFly's existential crisis {Back To The Future / Michael J. Fox}.

" sunlight

7:20 pm

early September

standing looking at a photograph

that you do not remember

being taken

you look out of breath

and me like I am faking

as a matter of fact

I don't recall this photo being taken

you don't even actually exist so I just started shaking

does not exist, take an exit "

 

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