see this hi-def picture of a beagle?
it isn’t a hi-def picture of a beagle.
it’s actually made of thousands upon thousands of tiny, colored pieces of candy. it’s also why i have trouble taking photography the same way i used to. of the many part-time jobs i had in college, one was in a book warehouse. there were aisles upon aisles and stacks upon stacks and forklifts and all kinds of things that all held thousands of books. and i loved being there so much that…occasionally…i would take a piece of “work” home with me.
most of the books i stole were photography catalogues. the color, design, special light tricks amazed me. but back then, they were real. now, between CGI and Photoshop, i can never be sure what’s a “real” photo anymore.