Camera Clues: A Handbook for Photographic Investigation [Paperback]

Joe Nickell (Author)

ISBN: 9780813191249 | Published by: University Press of Kentucky | Year of Publication: 2005 | Language: English 248p, H229 x W152 (mm) photos, illus

Camera Clues


Nationally known historical investigator Joe Nickell tells us how to identify and date old photos and how to distinguish originals from copies and fakes. He addresses forensic application, "surreptitious photography," and legal concerns. Particularly intriguing is his discussion of camera tricks, darkroom deceptions, retouching techniques, computer technology, and trickery detection. Nickell concludes with an exciting look at "paranormal" photography: alleged photographs of ghosts, UFOs, and legendary creatures, "miracle pictures," and psychokinetic (ESP-produced) photos.

Table of Contents

Conquering the Self: Daoism, Confucianism, and the Price of Freedom in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon What Do You Know of My Heart? The Role of Sense and Sensibility in Ang Lee's Sense and Sensibility and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon The Confucian Cowboy Aesthetic East Meets Western: The Eastern Philosophy of Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain Landscape and Gender in Ang Lee's Sense and Sensibility and Brokeback Mountain Can't Get No Satisfaction: Desires, Rituals, and the Search for Harmony in Eat Drink Man Woman Paternalism, Aristotle, and Ang Lee: Does Father Really Know Best? Lust, Caution: A Case for Perception, Unimpeded The Power to Go Beyond God's Boundaries? Hulk, Human Nature, and Some Eithical Concerns Thereof Displacement, Deception, and Disorder: Ang Lee's Discourses of Identity Subverting Heroic Violence: Ang Lee's Taking Woodstock and Hulk as Anti-War Narratives Homo Migrans: De-sexualizing Ang Lee's Taking Woodstock Because of the Molecules: The Ice Storm and the Philosophy of Love and Recognition It's Existential: Negative Space and Nothingness in The Ice Storm The Ice Storm: What is Impending? All's Fair in Love and War? Machiavelli and Ang Lee's Ride With the Devil

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