An Abridged History of Photography

Gregory JM Kasunich

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burnt honey, bitter sweet

lithographs haze and bloom

leather soul browned butter

Memories before memory

 

then coffee&cream daguerreotypes

stately, still, preservations

iodine and bromine conspire

to make a more precious silver

 

Kodachrome confections emerge

strum and splendor suspended

betwixt cellophane and linen

shelved and stacked and well-thumbed

 

to wafer-thin rolled paper

abandon frozen Polaroid poses

almost Instant palmed nostalgia alchemy

pinned in pressed particle board

 

and now brittle binary clouds of content

ephemeral pocket pixels – innumerable

immaterial minutia everywhere and nowhere

all at once serving time.

 

 

 

 

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