I am camera … everywhere

The title of today’s post is a nod to the opening chapter of Christopher Isherwood’s Goodbye to Berlin:

“I am a camera with its shutter open, quite passive, recording, not thinking. Recording the man shaving at the window opposite and the woman in the kimono washing her hair. Some day, all this will have to be developed, carefully printed, fixed.”

overview of an elegant machine

Isherwood lived in Berlin in the 1930’s. He kept a journal, wrote a novel based on his journals, which was adapted as a play, I am Camera, which was adapted to the big screen as: Cabaret.

Just a thought: what would the world have looked like if we had all had cameras back then?

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