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Contributor: Eli Blevis
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→ Genre: Photographic minimalism, truth in (digital) photography
→ Publication: Blevis, E. Pictorial: Qualities of focus.
Proc. of Creativity & Cognition 2017. ACM Press (In press).
Is this deliberately out-of-focus image, recorded in the moment using a manual focus digital camera,
more “truthful” than a sharply focused one edited using a postproduction tool such as Photoshop?
Or does it tell a different truth that would otherwise remain hidden—that in our digital lives our
screens can appear to loom larger than our bodies and dominate our physical presence?
DOI: 10.1145/3098887 © 2017 ACM 1072-5520/17/07 $15.00