[_travel・On Photography]

It seems positively unnatural to travel for pleasure without taking a camera along. Photographs will offer indisputable evidence that the trip was made, that the program was carried out, that fun was had.
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Travel becomes a strategy for accumulating photographs. The very activity of taking pictures is soothing, and assuages general feelings of disorientation that are likely to be exacerbated by travel.
— Susan Sontag 〈In Plato’s Cave〉


旅行是達成移動的目的,而記錄則成為證明自己存在的手段。其中,照相是最容易的方法。有些人靠著記述,靠著遊記來實現這一記錄,成為自己用永不缺席的文本。然而快速記錄下的相片,則更為廣泛利用,塑造一個時時刻刻可以再現的維度。

於是旅行最終的檢視,是察看是否所有細節都被記錄下來。那些有趣的,難忘的,獨一無二的片段。旅行,是創造另一個平行於自己原本生活的經驗,那個可以將一切想像投射上去的空間。正如攝影影像的一種呈現。

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