Day Dream – Sam Chan

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“All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.”
Edgar Allan Poe (writer 1809-1849)

I like the dream-like, surreal feeling of infra-red photography. It is not easy to have the same dream again during sleep. You can remember the dream but you cannot dream the same again at will. However, you can look at a dream-like photo again and again, day or night. Will the obsession make you a dangerous person?

“All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.”
Thomas Edward Lawrence (aka Lawrence of Arabia, 1888-1935)

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  2 Responses to “Day Dream – Sam Chan”

  1. Thank you for joining us Sam. I knew you would give us something to think about.

    It’s interesting that the ideas around photography have gone from expecting what we see to be a true representation of reality, to recent disbelief of anything that appears real in a photograph, knowing how much trickery can be employed; to considering this picture in the light of a dream picture, all the while knowing it is a truth, just seen with different eyes.

    “Will this make you a dangerous person?” Everything is a matter of point of perspective, and perceptions. We need to observe from all points to see the truth.

  2. I really enjoy the infrared look. When the eyes first see this image, the first assumption is a snowy scene. Then as you keep looking, you realize no, and I am drawn in with visual delight. 🙂

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