Aspect of time in forensic photography
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Aspect of time in forensic photography


Humans perceive time as an indefinite dimension which has a definitive impact on the life of an individual. Time represents a key element in developing photographs but it also can be metaphorically presented in photographic pictures. During the course of history people tried to represent time in various forms. In 1826 when photography itself was invented by the Niepce brothers as they developer the first photographs that lasted more than just a couple of minutes we can say that the meaning of the phrase „frozen in time“ was given a whole new meaning. Each photograph represents a selective section of perceived reality at a given time. The main purpose of our paper is to connect the aspect of time with methods of forensic photography which by default serves as a tool for crime scene investigators but it also can connote fine art or metaphorical contexts. Based on theoretical resources followed by content analysis of photographers and their specific works that revolves around the aspect of time we create a series of photographs that indirectly or by content point out the element of time itself. 

Key words:

Time. Forensic photography 



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KOVALÍK, J.: Aspect of time in forensic photography. In European Journal of Media, Art & Photography, 2019, Vol. 7, No. 1, p. 90-121. ISSN 1339-4940.