Blanc Space – Occam’s Razor

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‘Occam’s Razor’ is a principle attributed to the 14th century logician and Franciscan friar William of Ockham. The principle states that: “Entities should not be multiplied unnecessarily.”

“If you have two theories that both explain the observed facts, then you should use the simplest until more evidence comes along” – Occam’s razor

“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” – Einstein

“We could still imagine that there is a set of laws that determines events completely for some supernatural being, who could observe the present state of the universe without disturbing it. However, such models of the universe are not of much interest to us mortals. It seems better to employ the principle known as Occam’s razor and cut out all the features of the theory that cannot be observed.”                                                                          – Stephen Hawking writes in A Brief History of Time:

“We are to admit no more causes of natural things than such as are both true and sufficient to explain their appearances.” – Isaac Newton

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About barryfalk

I am a self-taught photographer based in West Sussex. I photograph ‘Incidental Spaces’, places tucked away and neglected: edges of car parks, junk-filled garages, loading bays, abandoned spaces, vacant rooms, ransacked offices. These are the overlooked details of a city: architectural features which appear to serve no function. My images seek to capture an aspect of the city which is not willingly acknowledged. These places can be read as metaphors for loss and as such are suffused with a disturbed sense of self, what Freud referred to as the unheimliche: the familiar which has become alienated through the process of repression. However, when re-seen, photographed from a particular angle, in a certain light, these incidental spaces turn out to be resonant with association.
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