tradition...hobby? making pictures

January 28, 2007 7:01am CST
Photographs have been being captured a life-like view of the subject whereas paintings were subject to the interpretations and level of skill of the painter. Thus, since daguerreotypes were rendered on a mirrored surface as well as the sheer novelty of photography, many spiritualists also became practitioners of the new art form. Spiritualists would claim that the human image on the mirrored surface was akin to looking into one's soul. The Spiritualists also believed that it would open their souls and let demons in. A few people residing in rural India still believe that taking a photograph of a person reduces his lifetime. This myth was spread even among the educated community till the early twentieth century. The idea was abandoned only when they started seeing personalities and leaders as photographs in newspapers. Another myth is associated with Vallalar, a saint who lived in the British era in South India, that his image could not be captured by a camera. Moreover his image when seen as a reflection in a mirror was reputed to be that of Lord Muruga, the Hindu God of war. interesting
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@urzicutza (1973)
• Romania
30 Jan 07
well one of my hobbys are making photos!all over he places i have been and i do!i just love to imortalise memories!and placs that i love!