The Tourist #38


“Kodak taught us that non-recorded gazes and memories would evaporate and studies show how the desire for capturing memories in image form animates much tourist photography.  Tourists anticipate that cameras will magically transform short lived, fleeting gazes and events into durable artefacts that provide tickets to undying ‘memory travel’.”

They do, yes, and they were always fake, and they always worked, anyway.

The Sainte Vierge - Du Maurier