To kick off this week’s discussion relating to strategies of freedom, we were tasked with sharing an example of a photographic image not made directly by a human. Our choice had to include the following:
- What is it?
- What does it show?
- Where did you find it?
- How was it made?
- What was it for?
Taking inspiration from the image used to inspire us, The Cat Scan, I opted to highlight my love of dogs through the work of the first ‘phodographer’.
This is part of a Nikon project that included connecting heart monitors to cameras via Bluetooth and then Grizzler the dog; when his heart rate goes up a photo is taken. A fun way to see what gets your dog interested and for you to get to know your dog.
On the Nikon web page its asks: What if emotions could take photographs?
This story is a few years old now, but was shared on Bored Panda and I shared it on my Humans and Dogs of St Agnes page – see image above.
Ultimately, for Nikon, this is a means to sell cameras but none-the-less the phodographer images are not directly made by human hand but the heart beat of a canine – I love it.