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Explorations of the world through a photographic eye

Form follows

Form follows

Buildings usually have a front door. At home, it’s the door you pose in front of with your new bike / puppy / degree / wife / baby / grandchild. In public buildings it’s the set of stairs on which politicians erect podiums, it’s the setting of countless wedding photos, of protests, celebrations, demonstrations and...
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...
Discovering / Uncovering the Magic

Discovering / Uncovering the Magic

The thing is, famous photographers who are considered the “best photographers of all time”, will always be surrounded by this magical mist, this seemingly massive genius. There will always be the myth that their most famous shots – the ones known from books and galleries – were images that were produced as a single frame. The...
Cinemagraphs

Cinemagraphs

Recently there seems to have been a significant amount of coverage online about “cinemagraphs”, images which contain a shot sequence of frames, giving the effect of a still photograph with limited points of repeated movement. The term cinemagraph is claimed (and trademarked) by Kevin Burg and Jamie Beck “for their cinematic quality while maintaining at...
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...