Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/09/02

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Aesthetic qualities of photographs
From: "Tom Wyse" <>
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 1998 16:13:30 -0500

Also a quite well know result  of the use of LSD, peyote, and a few other
psycho-active substances....hmmmmm guys, do we need to talk ?

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Date: Wednesday, September 02, 1998 1:10 PM
Subject: Re: [Leica] Aesthetic qualities of photographs

>Someone wrote:
>"When I see photographs that (to me) convey a mood or emotion, rather than
>just depict a subject, I hear music in my mind, influenced by the mood
>conveyed by the picture. Does anyone else get such cross-influencing of
>sensory impression, or do I just need to see a shrink?"
>What you're experiencing is "Synaesthesia," the simultaneous convergence of
>the senses.
>The abstract impressionist painter Kandinsky, was a major exponent of the
>concept of Synaesthesia, as was Russion composer Scriabin, French poet
>Baudelaire and members of the "Golden Dawn" in London during the 1920's.
>ascribed to the use of multiple senses to bring about a deeper experience
>art, music and literature, for instance, "hearing color" or "seeing sound".