Photography of Ludwig Wittgenstein Released by Archives at Cambridge | Open Culture

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Ludwig Wittgenstein (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Photography of Ludwig Wittgenstein Released by Archives at Cambridge | Open Culture

Philosophers have often ruminated on the aesthetics of photography. Roland Barthes’ Camera Lucida begins with a poignant memorialization of his mother, as remembered through her photograph.

An interesting idea in the aesthetic of photography, I have often thought about this little realizing till now that the philosopher Wittgenstein has worked on a concept called ‘fuzziness’ in photography which basically means the suspension of finality about a photographic situation and make it bristle with possibilities. It means it is just a manner of looking with no clarity attempted to make it stand for a particular reality, a sort of vibration in the perspective ,a multi-layered  thought produced by a visual sensation ,  not saying  many things at a time but not saying anything at all. Like a photograph from a shaken camera that leaves fuzzy outlines behind people and things.

It is not that you simply say nothing .You only suggest probability.A photographic situation can be thought of as a mere starting point for the exploration of probability around it. Wittgenstein wanted to work out a probability of a composite image of four images of himself and his three sisters not just an eugenic experiment but as a philosophical fusion of dreams and reality.

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