1. Phsychogeography Day 2014-10-02

    I’m road tripping today; updates as we stop and start, posts will either be to instagram.com/s2art or tumblr. Hardware for the day? Glad you asked, Hasselblad (2 backs, 1 colour, 1 black and white) Ercona II, 6x9 folding film camera, Olmypus XA 35mm film camera,Lomo Super wide LCA, in 1/2 frame mode, Canon g11, iPhone 6, 13 rolls of Kodak tmax 400 5 rolls Fuji 200 35mm. Planned time on the road, 8 hours, departing @ 07:00 +10GMT. #photography #roadtrip #film #digital #Victoria #Australia. Anticipated are to be covered below.

  2. I feel a good approach for a photographer is to start by closing his eyes and listening to the voice of his heart. The obsession and intuition that he has never taken notice of can lead him to photograph in the right way. And then the photographer edits the photographs while personally critiquing them. Such an editing process should be the best teacher for that person. I am opposed to taking photographs with the forced intent of a pre-determined concept.

    With intelligence and knowledge, a photographer can easily take photographs that can be sold at high prices. But I don’t want people to take photographs of that nature. First of all, one continuously takes a series of photographs. In the subsequent editing process, the concept will emerge. This is also the method I used to create “the Americans.”

    -Robert Frank

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    (Source: valerian)

  3. Is This Art Photography Any Good? | VICE United States

    Photography is cathartic for me too!

  4. … words not spent today, buy smaller images tomorrow
    Frederick Sommer, Aperture 10:4, 1962
  5. The End of FB?

    ello.co is a new social website with a fantastic manifesto.

    the interface is minimal and elegant, the site is still in beta and plans on offering a subscription model as well as a free model, given the recent history of startups and take overs, I like the philosophy to begin with, I just wish tumblr had done something similar. ah well?

    you can find me by my usual moniker s2art, sign up for an invite pop over and say hi! once you have an account.

  6. Ello.

    Simple, beautiful & ad-free. Read the manifesto:

  7. Princeton Alumni Weekly: Slide show: Celebrating Emmet Gowin

    I always loved this work in particular.

  8. s2zvdz:

1988

yet another online project

    s2zvdz:

    1988

    yet another online project

  9. East Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2013-02-15  10:35:52 on Flickr.
  10. davidsimonton:

Mariposas Nocturnas, Index No. 8, Yasumi and Otenga, Ecuador, 2007, Inkjet print, Photos by Emmet Gowin (American, born 1941)

Another one of my heroes

    davidsimonton:

    Mariposas Nocturnas, Index No. 8, Yasumi and Otenga, Ecuador, 2007, Inkjet print, Photos by Emmet Gowin (American, born 1941)

    Another one of my heroes

  11. The Trocadero Art Space committee are pleased to announce this new exhibition ‘awesome repeat x infinity bonus ;-o' curated by Sue Dodd. This exhibition is the sixth in a series of shows running through 2014 under Trocadero Art Space's newly formed Guest Curator Program. We would like to invite you to come and celebrate with us the launch of this exciting new exhibition of ‘awesome repeat x infinity bonus ;-o’. 
show runs - Sept 24 - Oct 11Closing - Saturday Oct 11, 4-6pm ’Love Karaoke (with special guests) Closing Performance’ open wed-sat 12-5pmImage: Sean Loughrey ‘The Call 2014’ 

    The Trocadero Art Space committee are pleased to announce this new exhibition ‘awesome repeat x infinity bonus ;-o' curated by Sue Dodd. This exhibition is the sixth in a series of shows running through 2014 under Trocadero Art Space's newly formed Guest Curator Program.
     
    We would like to invite you to come and celebrate with us the launch of this exciting new exhibition of ‘awesome repeat x infinity bonus ;-o’.
     

    show runs - Sept 24 - Oct 11
    Closing - Saturday Oct 11, 4-6pm
     ’Love Karaoke (with special guests) Closing Performance’ 
    open wed-sat 12-5pm

    Image: 
    Sean Loughrey ‘The Call 2014’ 

  12. Exhibition blurb; awesome repeat x infinity bonus ;-o

    Artists: Damiano Bertoli, Megan Campbell, Sonia Donnellan, Ry Haskings, Sean Loughrey, Stuart Murdoch, Kate Robertson, and Michael Weldon. Curated by Sue Dodd.

    If given a single moment to announce a positive feeling to the world in a single word, and in a manner that avoids misinterpretation or misunderstandings (but maybe could be repeated if you wished), what do you choose to say? What is the language equivalent of !!!!!? Moreover, would this hypothetical expression have any meaning or value? (And why the **** do I keep saying ‘awesome’?) Artists, arguably make an analogous (and equally impossible) ‘yelp’ with all sorts of ‘things’ in all sorts of ways, each time they produce and exhibit a work in public. While theorists like Diedrich Diederichsen ponder notions of surplus value or the “pay-off” in art, NY trend forecasters K-hole are coming up with #Normcore; ‘post aspirational’ and ‘unconcerned with authenticity’. In everyday communication, the purest distillation of exclamative expressive form and compulsive iteration, could be the emoticon. Low res, disposable and instantaneous, their light-speed exchange ensures that the impersonal and abbreviated is, at least, sent and received with emotional intent…mostly a smile but sometimes a middle finger. The artists selected for this exhibition clearly utilise methodologies of appropriation and repetition in their practice, challenging ways of communicating emotion in the vernacular. Simulating and stimulating the rhetorical power of persuasion (ethos, pathos, logos) and the compulsive use of platitudes (hell yeah! two thumbs up!) this group exhibition should be considered a hyper-actualised emoticon sentence of awesome repeat x infinity bonus ;-o. 
  13. I am exhibiting in the upcoming group exhibition at Trocadero Artspace 24th September to 11th of October; curated by Sue Dodd.

    awesome repeat x infinity bonus ;-o

    Trocadero Artspace, Footscray

  14. Sunshine, Melbourne, Australia, 2012-10-01 11:30:56 on Flickr.
  15. Williams Landing. 2014-09-14.

    Psychogeography walk in the west.