Snap Shot

Cliché : Phototype négatif servant au tirage des épreuves. (Larousse)

[T]he camera is not a machine, except when used mechanically.

Clarence John Laughlin in New World Writing #15
Last lines from David O'Meara "Loot" in A Pretty Sight

Every day soldiers come / to have their pictures / taken from the top / of the bullet-notched ziggurat, each click / an exhibit of the I was here, desert cam / lost in silhouette against the level, / ochre panorama of sand.
This is the difference between the barren and the baroque. This is the problem.

Notes on Conceptualisms. Vanessa Place & Robert Fitterman
Cliche: The word cliché is drawn from the French language. In printing, a cliché was a printing plate cast from movable type. This is also called a stereotype. When letters were set one at a time, it made sense to cast a phrase used repeatedly, as a single slug of metal. "Cliché" came to mean such a ready-made phrase. (Wikipedia)

And so for day 1197