The snapshot: spontaneous, un-affected and often out-of-focus. It is a style that has long-fascinated Czech curator Michal Nanoru. His celebration of the snapshot, Only The Good Onesgoes on show later this week at Galerie Rudolfinum. A celebration of one of the most intimate forms of photography going, the exhibition is a fascinating who's who of photography featuring many Dazed favourites including Nan Goldin, Walter Pfeiffer and Corinne Day.
DD: What is it about the snapshot that fascinates you?
Michal Nanoru: I think the snapshot is the punk rock of photography. Just like punk rock, the snapshot transpires through a basic understanding of how to operate an instrument, and it uses its obsolescence as a guarantee that its values are based in experience and emotion. I always liked the fact that you can do so much with so little. The vibrancy, the immediacy, the personal quality, the arrogance of that I-couldn’t-care-less attitude. And the more I know snapshots the more it fascinates me what a beautiful swindle this all is.