RIT’s own Roger Mertin
At the Roger Martin, a former R.I.T. student, published this image, with location tag “Rochester, NY” in 1967. As mentioned by Sturken & Cartwright, “We must break down and analyze what is there in the footage in order to see what the eye, or the camera, does not make obvious” (288). I found it to be very interesting image concept for the time period in which it was taken. The image is very representational and symbolically driven, the outfit of the model and her body motion seems to convey the females body as a representation of intimacy in the future. The position and lighting choice ads the futuristic affect as well. Also, this piece seems to accomplish a sense of “timelessness” because when I saw it I thought of a futuristic representation even though the image was captured way before my time.