With a Torch into a Darkroom
Who are those voyeurs dancing around with portable keyholes, looking into the
future with their noses flattened?
They are flexibile: with the elegance of a Cheshire Cat they appear out of thin
air, with a salvo of flashes blind you like hunted game and then hurry back to
their dark rooms to splash around in the developer.
Remarkable, with what mastery they handle the light's trapping. They conjure
footprints of time as if they were precious carvings. Imagine, with what
devilish speed the photons rush towards their lenses!
When they peel the trapped instants from the skin, they get rolls of negatives,
which they value higher than the Dead Sea scrolls.
So who are they? Thieves of light, promethean kleptomaniacs, lunatics pressing
the world into photo-herbaria or modern spirit summoners?
~ Jakub Stejskal