Monthly Archives: December 2011

Up the Amazon – real landscapes at Somerset House..

Sebastiao Salgado and Per-Anders Pettersson provide their impressions of the Amazon sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund and Sky Rainforest Rescue, in the hopes of saving one billion trees. ¬†Great. It’s a pity they put Salgado and Pettersson in the … Continue reading

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Pre-assignment 2 recommended research- Diane Arbus, Revelations

I tried to find this book in libraries and second-hand with no success, and after buyuing a new copy I can understand its scarcity – it is a definitive guide to Diane Arbus’ ¬†life and work, and whereas previously I … Continue reading

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Magnum Contact Sheets

I bought a book on contact sheets last year – “The Contact Sheet” which features many of the same contact sheets in the Magnum book, although in an A4 format, and quite a bit less expensive, so I feel able … Continue reading

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Take a View: Landscape Photographer of the Year 2011

At the National Theatre, this year’s exhibit, the timeless wonders of the British countryside including the inside of a derelict greenhouse showing a festering armchair surrounding by rubble. All it needed was a skinny nude and it could have been … Continue reading

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Pre-assignment 2 recommended research: August Sander

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Impressions: stages; deadpan; pictorial; realism; portraitist; painter; empathy; new objectivity; typological; psychological. Sander was a carpenter in the mining industry who was inspired by a visiting photography to open his own studio – “for Pictorial Arts of Photography and Painting”. … Continue reading

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Postmodernism: just a label, not a plot

In my day job I buy computer services for a large manufacturer, and in the last few years I’ve seen the latest buzz-word “Cloud” computing spring up and become used and abused by all kinds of salespeople, consultants, posers, priests … Continue reading

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