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What is Beautiful Appears Bestial, and What is Bestial Appears Beautiful.

What is Beautiful Appears Bestial, and What is Bestial Appears Beautiful.

I know it might not be right around the corner, but if you might decide to spend a weekend in Berlin I strongly recommend visiting Bruce Davidson’s exhibition SUBWAY at CO Berlin. The building alone is already worth an entrance fee. Located in Berlin Mitte the venue is an old Post office from 1876 and...
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As touched on in Johannes’ previous posts (Discovering/Uncovering the Magic and Difficulties and Successes), there is one part of the photographic process that is often forgotten or undervalued.  The exercise of picking out the images from a shoot which together create a coherent narrative in a photographic series is an ability every photographer must develop....
Sunglasses

Sunglasses

Sillabario dei tempi tristi (Syllabary of Sad Times) is a book in short essay form written by Ilvo Diamanti, a well-known Italian academic and journalist. My attention is drawn to an essay entitled “Sunglasses” where he analyzes the (mis) use of dark sunglasses in public. Publicized and sold as fashion accessories, sunglasses have evolved from...
iPods and Other Devil Devices

iPods and Other Devil Devices

Michael Bull cites Lefebvre: “he who walks down the street… is immersed in the multiplicity of noises, murmurs, rhythms”, arguing that urban dwellers are primarily “listening” subjects. But “listening subjects” have become exponentially deaf. We are moving to what Bull calls a “mediated urban isolation” or what Bauman sees as “privatizing of the street” and...
Jack Kerouac and Robert Frank

Jack Kerouac and Robert Frank

 Jack Kerouac writes in his introduction to Robert Franks seminal book “The Americans”; “After seeing these pictures you end up finally not knowing any more whether a juke box is sadder than a coffin […] What a poem this is, what poems can be written about this book of pictures some day by some young...