A BLESSING AND A CURSE
Fran shasta ken digital imaging further than most, collaborating with an orchestra and the composer Philip Glass to produce the epic 2006 live multimedia projection Life: A Journey Through Time. But, as he explains, the project continues to evolve…
“With Life, we have been able to upgrade the performance and the experience over time. It continues to evolve, shall we say. We did another performance last summer in Chicago as a big outdoor show that was attended by 10,000 people.
Every time we’ve done a show there’s been a way to make it a little better, so that’s both a blessing and a curse, I think. In digital technology as it applies to photography, the work is never done because it’s so easy to go back to images to tweak them and adapt them to new circumstances.
So in that sense we live in a world that’s analogous to what painters went through many decades ago, where the absolutes no longer exist. It’s a wild and woolly world out there for photography.”