“Movie making is the transformation of living beings into dead images that are then given life by being projected on a screen. Since the stars have ‘died’ by giving up their image to celluloid, they can be immortal both in their lifetime and after their death.” Bernard F. Dick

The ability of a lens to steal souls is a long held belief in many cultures worldwide. Some Native Americans and Aboriginals refuse to have their photograph taken for this reason and harking back to Mayan traditions in certain towns in Mexico it remains illegal to take photographs in a church.

So is it really possible to capture someone’s soul in photography? The investigation begins…

 

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