A Florentine PeripheralFriday, February 22, 2019
Photography, after about 197 years, has left its mark in us in many ways. Its initial perceived precision and sharpness gave us Impressionism. Polarized skies did the same for hype realistic painting.
And now, more than ever the explosion of digital photography has cornered us into that vertical or horizontal rectangle. While some phones and digital cameras have panoramic mode I am not sure if the stitching of segments give us that so human perception that we call peripheral vision.
I believe that swivel lens panoramic film cameras (the film inside is wrapped around a round holder at the shutter opening) give us an inkling at what we see when we look ahead while being aware of our peripherals or sides.
The photograph here I took at our bus stop near our hotel in Florence. I used a Widelux, a Japanese swivel lens panoramic.