1. Dashboard serendipity, 20140726

    Dashboard serendipity, 20140726

  2. Yau Tsim Mong, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR 2014-07-06 07:58:34 on Flickr.The early bird catches the worm.

    Yau Tsim Mong, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR 2014-07-06 07:58:34 on Flickr.

    The early bird catches the worm.

  3. Hong Kong street art.

  4. Although, unlike YouTube, Google have created both the platform and the content. With such a huge volume of images readily available to consume by the general public, it was only a matter of time before the project was exploited by appropriation-happy visual artists. Some searched for the most picturesque views, some for the most interesting, and some even scoured endlessly in the hope of finding the glitches. These are all common tropes that have been unpacked within Street View appropriation as of late. You find your spot, you take a screenshot and for the most part, the onus is on the artist to leave intact the little digital signifiers to show that this was a screenshot and not a photo of their own. Instead of travelling to extraordinary places to create an original work, open-source tourism is available and these artists are sampling the vast library to form a selection or narrative. And that’s all right, because the greatest marketing tool Google could ever have is to infiltrate society on a deeper, more aesthetic level. It’s already the king of information, could they have also accidentally created the first truly democratic camera?
  5. THE AWARDS
Your Skills. Your Genre. Your Move.
Together with a respected jury of photography leaders, EyeEm will honor those that challenge their craft and push the boundaries of their genre.
Our vision: To discover, support and promote a new generation of artists.
To Enter Your Work: 
Find your category and upload your image to an EyeEm album using one category tag. 
Do it again. Don’t stop submitting.

    THE AWARDS

    Your Skills. Your Genre. Your Move.

    Together with a respected jury of photography leaders, EyeEm will honor those that challenge their craft and push the boundaries of their genre.

    Our vision: To discover, support and promote a new generation of artists.

    To Enter Your Work: 

    Find your category and upload your image to an EyeEm album using one category tag. 

    Do it again. Don’t stop submitting.

  6. Software Evolution

    Finally, I have been involved long enough now with computers and photography to see my third round of great tools swallowed up either by other companies or evolutions of operating systems

    I have to confess I too have changed my approach to my work, in some areas pushing deeper into more technologically advanced platforms while dipping further back into my analogue roots.

    So while it won’t be all bad news it’s the sort of thing that is somewhat unnerving and unsettling. When apple introduces the new OS late this year, for the first time I will probably take a wait and see approach.

  7. Hong Kong 2014-07-06 13:48:01 on Flickr.
 Psychogeography tour 2014. Day 3

    Hong Kong 2014-07-06 13:48:01 on Flickr.

    Psychogeography tour 2014. Day 3

  8. Notesfromtheunderground, Documenting Space, Streetphotography, Art Is Dead at Beooklyn by s2 art on EyeEm
  9. Photographers Who Aren’t Writers, Take Heart

    davidsimonton:

    "I remember once working through more than a hundred drafts of a four-paragraph statement for [an exhibition] catalog, all to find something that would just keep out of the way of the pictures."

    Robert Adams (“Writing,” from Why People Photograph)

    word!

  10. unwrapping:

    Publish an Ask Message on Tumblr with Options: 
    You want to publish an answer to an ask message to your blog. If you edit your response from the Inbox on the Desktop Dashboard, you lack options for tags, custom URL and sharing to Twitter/Facebook. You could press the alt/option key and save as a draft then re-edit. Or try these steps.

    • Instead of the edit icon, click the upper-right corner of the message.
    • You will see a blog page with the ask message.
    • In the upper right of the blog page, click Edit.
    • The post form appears with tags, custom URL and sharing icons to Twitter/Facebook.

    Now you can compose your answer with full options and post to your blog.

    Handy.

    Very handy.

  11. Nothing about the using of apps is going to change. Like them, love them or hate them, apps are more than likely here for the long haul. However, once people realize that there might be a few creative limitations; they will be seen as a fad, which will be relatively short lived.
  12. “Forget the original situation. It’s gone. Look at the picture… . A photograph is a new thing—an illusion, a lie, a transformation.” You couldn’t ask for a more honest summation of the medium’s power,
  13. I would say that what you see in the Asylum of the Birds series is a more sophisticated, more personal aesthetic refined in all sorts of ways, but it’s still linked to many similar themes. It is very important to understand that in my mind good photography is about visual concepts and when you start putting too many variable analogies to the work it tends to get lost. I always say the best pictures are the ones you don’t have any words for. And that shouldn’t be used as an excuse to show bad pictures.
  14. …The spectacle is not a collection of images; rather, it is a social relationship between people that is mediated by images.
    Guy Debord
  15. Kwun Tong, Kowloon Hong Kong 2014-07-03 16:10:28 on Flickr.
Psychogeography day 1 July 2104

    Kwun Tong, Kowloon Hong Kong 2014-07-03 16:10:28 on Flickr.

    Psychogeography day 1 July 2104