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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.

Andrea

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Sandy
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The image makes me think of the future too, but it doesn’t bring intimacy to my mind. I feel as if she was having fun at the beach, maybe playing some volleyball or doing some other physical activity. The light on the hair creates an interesting effect and it appears as if the images was cut off from somewhere else and pasted into that background.

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