image destruction/Saturnus/Neptunus

I am a big fan of the English radio station, radio 4. It is sent out on LongWave so living in Amsterdam reception can be atrocious. However, on a good day, I can pick it up.

Recently I listened to an interview with a famous photographer, whose name now escapes me, but who had a simultaneous opening in Berlin, London and New York. At one point the questioner asked him for his opinion on digital photography. Digital photography he replied is basically image destruction. People take a photo on their mobile phone, send it on, and then delete it. There are no negatives and most photo’s people take with a digital camera, end up on the personal computer. If the computer crashes, the photo’s are lost forever. Photo’s, real photo’s on the other hand, leave a trace. Archives of old negatives turn up all the time, whereby enabling us to catch a glimpse of the past through the eye of the camera.

Most astrologers link photography to Neptune because photography’s history begins around the time of its discovery in 1846. With Saturn (ruler of the camera- the memory box) now in hard aspect to Neptune, we see the first discussion on the impact of the digital camera. We live, it seems, in a throw away era.

Over Liz Hathway

Liz Hathway is a British born astrologer currently based in Amsterdam. Liz studied astrology at the Kosmos in Amsterdam, at the Faculty of Astrological Studies in London and with well known horary astrology John Frawley. Liz also holds an MA (with distinction) in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology, from the University of Wales, in Lampeter, and was short-listed for the 2016 Alumni Association MA CAA Dissertation Prize.
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