Metro Zoom

Here’s a few photos I took with my Fairphone 4 camera, using the maximum zoom level in order to create abstract pictures. I suspect there is some sort of filtering used to enhance the zoomed in photograph which creates interesting textures. This software layer has a profound effect on the images it produces: we are leaving the age of mechanical reproduction, instead entering an era of digital production. The photographs are not a material reproduction of reality anymore. In fact, the transformations that happen through software enhancement change the nature of the image, that are partly a snapshot of reality, and partly a black box product of the digital phone camera.

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