Tag: Lies

Camera never lies! Are you sure?

Camels in the desert
“Believe no-one, doubt everything and remember, everyone lies” Prof. Nick Fennimore”

In the above photograph, if you are careless and miss the shadows, chances are that you may think of a monster camel with one head & two bodies.

As an amateur photographer, I always wonder whether the camera lies.

It’s said photographers evoke emotions through their photos and the capture is a replica of the scene whatever is presented before them.

And in 1987, the great philosopher Michael Franks coined the popular phrase

“The camera never lies”

Probably he meant that camera directly captures the scene for the interpretation and that and there is no guesswork as in ‘Modern Art’

The Hollywood Actor Cesar Romero has a different opinion about cameras and I agree with him. He said and I quote

“They say camera never lies. It lies Everyday. “

Not just the camera even the photographer lies as per Richard Avedon.His quote

Camera lies all the time. It’s all it does is lie, because when you choose this moment instead of this moment, when you… the moment you’ve made a choice, you’re lying about something larger. ‘Lying’ is an ugly word. I don’t mean lying. But any artist picks and chooses what they want to paint or write about or say. Photographers are the same.

And modern days manipulative photography is not doing anything good.

To clear the doubt once for all, Roland Barthes expressed brilliantly

“Photography never lies: or rather it can lie as to the meaning of the thing…never to its existence.”

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“The eighth deadly sin is ‘lies’ that harm” Maria Karvouni

Fake news

Beware of the false information.It’s more dangerous than ignorance   George Bernard Shaw

1 st April

To day is April 1 st,being April fool’s day, and we are not in a mood to celebrate.,the reason all of know.

Some may find comfort in humor by spreading misinformation,especially about Corona Virus pandemic.

It’s okay to be honest about not knowing rather than spreading falsehood. While it is often said that honesty is the best policy, silence is the second best policy Criss Jami.

We all know Internet can easily be used by unscrupulous elements to spread fake information about Corona Virus,misleading the public.

Always ref to the guidelines issued daily by the respective Government bodies,WHO or Centre for Disease Control & Prevention for updates on Corona Virus.

Check this BBC link

Corona Virus-fake news spreading fast

Take care & stay safe.

Thank you. Namaste  🙏🙏🙏


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