Photographic Memory: On Raoul Ollman’s “Reflections”

Whether it’s black and white shots of the Bay Bridge, portraits of friends, or lush color images of reflections in Manhattan windows, Ollman’s subject remains the same: he photographs time.

Images from Raoul Ollman’s latest series, “Reflections,” are not photographs of city windows or of anything per se. They are radical reorganizations of space that is city life and that is, alas, memory itself.
In a series from 2016, Ollman photographed the monumental within the everyday—the stoic endurance of things living in time and ending, inevitably, in death. His images don’t seek transcendence; they have no care for the eternal. These are images of this one temporal trajectory within things, this defiance of eternity.
These images reorganize space…

Former Berkeley Rhetoric prof turned…what? Anatha Comms. Wrote this, too: https://www.amazon.com/Reading-Way-Things-Towards-Technology/dp/1785354140