Should Photoshop Retouching Be Measured? →
Researchers have finally come up with the answer to a question that’s plagued us all for years: “Just how much Photoshopping did that magazine cover model get?”
Gear, Prints & Other Ruminations
Today I picked my camera up from the Camera Clinic. I had some time up my sleeve, so, I went for a wander. Pictures to come. Before I post them anywhere I need to think about making some prints. See, I was talking to my boss the other day, he showed me some prints he’d been working on. While I was talking to him it dawned on me I hadn’t made a print from a digital camera file in a...
My flickr set Art & Mathematics has finally made it into print, have a look at in on Blurb.com
End of An Era?
It’s that time of year where I revise and review course notes, I have long relied on Robert Leggat’s History of Photography site as a reliable and reputable resource. Today however I discovered that Mr. Leggat died earlier this year. This sorrows me greatly. His was the first site that I discovered many years ago when going on line and looking for information about photography. The...
More Photography Research
So; I’m in the process of organising course notes for my classes for 2012. I’m trying to find a text based essay on what ‘digital photography’ is. I started by hitting the reframing photography website and excellent resource I might add. And from their resources page found a series of other websites worthy of further exploration. One of those sites looks like a real gem,...
Photographers on Photography
Paul Caponigro’s son John Paul has an informative and useful website, full of great information about art, photography creativity, and many other useful topics. Here is a quote from Paul Caponigro “At the root of creativity is an impulse to understand, to make sense of random and often unrelated details. For me, photography provides an intersection of time, space, light, and...
Old Art New Art →
Vision particulière de Léo Caillard sur l’art et la technologie.
Art, Value or Price?
Mr Colberg over on Conscientious has this to say regarding photographic art prices But auction prices do not reflect artistic merit or brilliance. They reflect the art market at work, a playground for the rich and superrich, spending money on whatever looks like “high art,” regardless of whether it holds up to critical scrutiny. Auction prices reflect how much one individual (or organization) is...
Kevin Systrom, on Instagram & the iPhone
I have this camera I really want in my shopping basket on Amazon. Every day I go home and I’m like, Should I get it? The idea of carrying around this big, digital camera that takes gorgeous photos is really exciting. But then I’m like, Maybe I should just stick with this iPhone thing and see what happens? I want high resolution photos and full back-up and archiving of those photos. I want to...
Slow Photography, by John Street, currently on show at the Monash gallery of Art Melbourne Australia. Slow photography is one of many process based approaches to photographic art making. I like to dabble in them all.
A favourite quote
From my favourite photographer/writer. “Why do most great pictures look uncontrived? Why do photographers bother with the deception, especially since it so often requires the hardest work of all? The answer is, I think, that the deception is necessary if the goal of art is to be reached: only pictures that look as if they had been easily made can convincingly suggest that Beauty is...
...: “People do need to make money, they do need... →
photographsonthebrain: “People do need to make money, they do need to promote themselves but I think it would be good to recognise that galleries and their patrons do not have a monopoly on art, that patronage does not equal creation. We need a little redefinition of our terms where the art that is consumed is the…
Photographer in Adelaide
Gary is a friend in Adelaide he uses a variety of film and digital formats to make pictures, this is one of his blogs. He is an excellent photographer, regardless of the format he uses.
Great Installation Art
Ever wonder what 24 hours of flickr photos would look like printed? Well an installation artist has done just that. Pretty mind blowing in many ways! Me too! Checkit!
has launched into Alpha
Critical Mass Winners 2011
A clean up of my inbox turned up these gems. I particularly like the dealership series by Kirk Crippens. I like the poignancy, yet political statement he makes, and the pictures are just so beautiful to look at, despite this, or perhaps because of this? This series dealing with “Judgement Day” is truly magnificent as well
One Million Dollar Prints →
I doubt; MY prints will ever cost as much as these, not while I’m alive anyway.
Only if you are serious about your photographic...
Though I have never considered myself a writer, as an image maker I nevertheless need to, and also enjoy writing about what I do. While the ‘inherent ambiguity’ of images remains central to my love of images and acknowledgment of the inexhaustible possibilities of great works of art, the strictures words place on interpretation can also be either assistants or prison bars. My hope is that my words...
You're Serious About Your Photography Right? →
You read a lot about photography too don’t you?
Blatant Self Promotion Time
I am a co-contributor at COD magazine. I publish one photo a day to lo-resdaily I have a “quietly curated” stream on flickr, I usually upload on Fridays or Saturdays, EADST. I have a permanent gallery online on my own domain, stunik.com/gallery