22-7-2014 / Comments / 0 notes / Permalink

"Don’t use the phone. People are never ready to answer it. Use poetry."

Jack Kerouac

3-7-2014 / Comments / 20 notes / Permalink

“I thought the most beautiful thing in the world must be shadow.”
Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

“I thought the most beautiful thing in the world must be shadow.”

Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

8-6-2014 / Comments / 3 notes / Permalink

"(…) if drawing had value even when it was practised by people with no talent, it was for [John] Ruskin because drawing can teach us to see: to notice properly rather than gaze absentmindedly. In the process of recreating with our own hand what lies before our eyes, we naturally move from a position of observing beauty in a loose way to one where we acquire a deep understanding of its parts."

"Why you should stop taking pictures on your phone and learn to draw", Philiospher’s Mail.

6-6-2014 / Comments / 1 note / Permalink

(no video? -http://www.arttube.nl/nl/video/Makers/Foto)
If you are a lover of black and white photography you really should see the Machiel Botman exhibition in Fotomuseum Den Haag. That’s what photography is all about.
GO SEE!

1-6-2014 / Comments / 0 notes / Permalink

..and although Capa shot approximately 106 frames on the beach, only a handful have survived. Though the exact number of surviving frames is uncertain, the actual negative of the picture known as The Face in the Surf, along with another from the set, was lost sometime after the photo’s publication in the June 19, 1944 issue of LIFE. It is, in a sense, a testament to the incalculable hardship and violence of the Longest Day that the only surviving photographic record of the Omaha Beach landing from the beach itself are nine hard-won, fragile, immensely powerful negatives.
Read the article on TIME >

..and although Capa shot approximately 106 frames on the beach, only a handful have survived. Though the exact number of surviving frames is uncertain, the actual negative of the picture known as The Face in the Surf, along with another from the set, was lost sometime after the photo’s publication in the June 19, 1944 issue of LIFE. It is, in a sense, a testament to the incalculable hardship and violence of the Longest Day that the only surviving photographic record of the Omaha Beach landing from the beach itself are nine hard-won, fragile, immensely powerful negatives.

Read the article on TIME >

29-5-2014 / Comments / 1 note / Permalink

New work finished:De Rotterdam by Rem Koolhaas, Wilhelminapier, Rotterdam.

New work finished:
De Rotterdam by Rem Koolhaas, Wilhelminapier, Rotterdam.

29-5-2014 / Comments / 2 notes / Permalink

"The history of photography—the coherent, academic history—can in one sense be cast as a constant struggle by many individuals to deliberately cultivate a culture. It’s easy to take it for granted once it exists, but a great many people worked very hard to win for photography its rightful place in the panoply of human creative endeavor, and to assert that it can be something more than just a craft and a utilitarian tool—that it can be used for communicating complex meaning and for investigating the truth and the mystery of the world, and for creating expressive works of conscious authorship."

Mike Johnston, The Online Photographer.
"Is this ‘A Great Time for Photography’?"

29-5-2014 / Comments / 0 notes / Permalink

""As soon as you hit ‘click’ on that camera, it’s as if you’ve outsourced your memory," [Linda Henkel] says. "Any time we count on these external memory devices, we’re taking away from the kind of mental cognitive processing that might help us actually remember that stuff on our own." (…) Henkel says it’s also a mistake to think of photographs as memories. The photo will remain the same each time to you look at it, but memories change over time."

Read the article "Overexposed? Camera Phones Could Be Washing Out Our Memories" on NPR.

28-5-2014 / Comments / 0 notes / Permalink

Robert Frank spoke in Zürich last saturday. He will be 90 november this year.There is an article in the newspaper Tages Anzeiger: “Er fotografierte, ohne zu reden.”Weshalb er später denn direkt auf die Dias und Bilder geschrieben habe? «Man muss stets den Mut haben, etwas Neues auszuprobieren und allein nach vorne zu gehen.» Auf die typisch zürcherisch-psychologierende Frage, ob denn die Verletzung der Bildoberfläche nicht mit Schmerz zu tun habe, kam ein Nein: Schmerz entstehe dann, wenn etwas aus künstlerischer Sicht nicht gelinge.

Robert Frank spoke in Zürich last saturday. He will be 90 november this year.

There is an article in the newspaper Tages Anzeiger: “Er fotografierte, ohne zu reden.”
Weshalb er später denn direkt auf die Dias und Bilder geschrieben habe? «Man muss stets den Mut haben, etwas Neues auszuprobieren und allein nach vorne zu gehen.» Auf die typisch zürcherisch-psychologierende Frage, ob denn die Verletzung der Bildoberfläche nicht mit Schmerz zu tun habe, kam ein Nein: Schmerz entstehe dann, wenn etwas aus künstlerischer Sicht nicht gelinge.

21-5-2014 / Comments / 3 notes / Permalink