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Photographs on the Brain #44

Photographs on the Brain #44 | Photography Now | Scoop.it
You learn more about images when you work with them, when you collect them,” he says. “When I see one thing, I have an idea about it. When I collect more, I have a different idea.
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The Daily Edit – Tuesday 5.1.12

The Daily Edit – Tuesday 5.1.12 | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Design Director: Joseph Hutchinson
Creative Director: Jodi Peckman
Art Department: Steven Charny (Sr. Art Dir.), Matthew Cooley (Deputy Art Dir.), Elizabeth Oh ( Assoc. Art Dir )
Photo Department: Deborah Dragon (Deputy Photo Ed.), Sacha Lecca ( Sr. Photo Ed.), Sonja Gill (Assoc. Photo Ed.)
Photographer: Frank Ockenfels 3

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Milan 2012 - Ikonos Art Gallery | La Lettre de la Photographie

Milan 2012 - Ikonos Art Gallery | La Lettre de la Photographie | Photography Now | Scoop.it

“...The whole shot that becomes the detail; multiplied, flipped, rotated, it creates a new original generated from itself but with a different meaning and an expressive force that is transverse to its own primitive nature…”

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On the Hipstamatic Journalist

The problem here is that using a Hipstamatic/Instagram app is not at all “a different aesthetic than people are used to seeing” - everybody and their grandmother are now using those apps or filters. On top of that, these apps mimic old film cameras. So it’s not a different aesthetic at all - it’s a trendy aesthetic.

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Bint photoBooks on INTernet: Moments before the Flood Carl de Keyzer Photography

Bint photoBooks on INTernet: Moments before the Flood Carl de Keyzer Photography | Photography Now | Scoop.it

For Moments Before the Flood, Carl De Keyzer aims to travel for seven months in Europe, going around the coastline from England, Iceland to Poland and Scandinavia, aiming only to capture landscapes and water. An occasional human presence might also occur. His images contain a certain uneasiness that could be interpreted as a sign of upcoming catastrophe: if some predictions come true, the world’s water level could rise 3–5 metres, which would have devastating effects on the European coastline.

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Documentary Photography, Photojournalism, and Fine Art Photography in the 1990s and 2000s

Documentary Photography, Photojournalism, and Fine Art Photography in the 1990s and 2000s | Photography Now | Scoop.it

In the latest in a recent series of articles on Thomas Hoepker’s September 11th image, Joerg Colberg of Conscientious published a well-written piece entitled “How we give photographs meaning.” 

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Before After #2: Takuma Nakahira 中平卓馬さんのビフォーアフター

Before After #2: Takuma Nakahira 中平卓馬さんのビフォーアフター | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Takuma Nakahira, who published a legendary magazine provoke with Yutaka Takanashi, Koji Taki and among others, took radical photographs in monochrome in late 1960s.

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Three Years, Nine Hundred Posts

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This is another of those tl;dr self-deprecating, self-congratulating posts.
Back in 2009 when I started this blog, I would have laughed if you told me I would still be updating this 3 years later.
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3. The Question of a Medium’s Identity

3. The Question of a Medium’s Identity | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Last week, I attempted to draw forward a peculiar thematic in photography criticism and theory and the parallel instability of the term “photography.” At its base, a technology that has such a variance of instrumental applications and contextual...
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Ouedraogo, the labor of the damned | La Lettre de la Photographie

Ouedraogo, the labor of the damned | La Lettre de la Photographie | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Born in 1978 in Burkina Faso, Nyaba Léon Ouedraogo only began taking pictures in 2008. My goal is to bear witness to the present.
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BILL HENSON: “Naked Youth” (2002)

BILL HENSON: “Naked Youth” (2002) | Photography Now | Scoop.it

My own discovery of the forty-six-year-old Australian photographer was a weird stroke of luck. While house-sitting for art-critic friend in the late ’80s, I fished a thin catalogue of Henson’s work from the shelves of art books and gave it a scan. At that time, auteurish, confrontational photographers with a taste for the fucked up and taboo were near the center of the critical dialogue, as well as the hippest things going.

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Dreamlike and Modern Still Life Photographed by Niklas Alm

Dreamlike and Modern Still Life Photographed by Niklas Alm | Photography Now | Scoop.it
This work is from a campaign for chinaware brand Mateus. The set designer, Anton Thorsson, and I got free rein to create the concept for the campaign.
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Photographers whose work I like - No17/ Jason Evans

Photographers whose work I like - No17/ Jason Evans | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Today's photograph from The Daily NiceI met Jason Evans at the Kassel Photobook Festival last year. We were in the same hotel together at the top of the hill and we walked, talked and photographed together on our way down hill to the Documenta space.
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Ben Lowy: Virtually Unfiltered

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As Ben Lowy sees it, shooting with cellphone apps is no different than picking black-and-white film over color or deciding to shoot with a Holga camera instead of a large-format camera.
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Slightly Lucid » The brownie camera and sharing photographs

Slightly Lucid  » The brownie camera and sharing photographs | Photography Now | Scoop.it

I have a question for you. Did you take any pictures when ringing in the new year? most likely you did or somebody at your party did. I know I did and I know I took a lot and I wasn’t the only one at our little gathering. What was your camera? I was going between an iphone and a Leica M6.

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Infinity Award 2012 : Benjamin Lowy

Infinity Award 2012 : Benjamin Lowy | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Photojournalism - Benjamin Lowy was born in 1979 in New York and began his career covering the Iraq War in 2003. He is currently represented by Reportage by Getty Images.
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X-ray Fashion Photography by Nick Veasey

X-ray Fashion Photography by Nick Veasey | Photography Now | Scoop.it
British photographer, Nick Veasey uses industrial X-ray machines to discover what makes up the natural world and highlight the surprising, inner beauty in some of the most common objects.
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Paul Graham: Some Food for Thought #1

Paul Graham: Some Food for Thought #1 | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Paul Graham is by no means an obscure artist and so there are a bunch of places online to find out more about him, his work and his publications, I am just going to highlight a few.
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To Shoot, Or Not To Shoot, That Is The Question.

To Shoot, Or Not To Shoot, That Is The Question. | Photography Now | Scoop.it
One morning I was asked into Graydon Carter’s office, the editor of Vanity Fair, just as the world was collapsing under the total notion that greed is good, until someone noticed maybe it wasn’t.
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Harry Callahan, some wize words and a photograph

Harry Callahan, some wize words and a photograph | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Born in Detroit in 1912, Harry Callahan was a self-taught photographer. Callahan began taking pictures in his hometown Detroit for fun, opting for an inexpensive point and shoot camera over an expensive 16mm movie camera.
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Photographs Not Taken

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Astute readers may have noticed that not too many new blog entries have appeared here in the last few weeks.So, Photographs Not Taken well summarizes my body of work over the last several weeks ;-) But it also reminds me of other genuine "Photographs Not Taken" moments I experienced in the past, when, even though I was in the right state of mind and soul, and had perfectly well functioning camera and gear by my side, the photograph I wanted to take - the photograph I needed to take - I did not take, and is now gone forever.

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Retratos 1/2 // 1/2 portraits (by Jesús González)

Retratos 1/2 // 1/2 portraits (by Jesús González) | Photography Now | Scoop.it

For his series ’1/2′, venezuelan artist Jesús González Rodríguez creates unsettling portraits by collaging multiple photographs of individuals and ‘cutting’ out along their edges. Each image is composed of a head-on and side view of the subject against a blank white wall, creating a nearly optical-illusion in which the portraits can appear momentarily normal until one’s eyes fall upon an outlying characteristic.

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Conscientious | Review: The Dutch Photobook by Frits Gierstberg and Rik Suermondt (eds.)

Conscientious | Review: The Dutch Photobook by Frits Gierstberg and Rik Suermondt (eds.) | Photography Now | Scoop.it

Ever since I discovered the amazing world of Dutch photobook making, I have been trying to make sure that that part of my own collection keeps growing as steadily (or maybe even more so) than the rest. So here it is now: The Dutch Photobook, edited by Frits Gierstberg and Rik Suermondt, with additional contributions by fourteen other authors.

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Ana Catarina Pinho Nomads | La Lettre de la Photographie

Ana Catarina Pinho Nomads | La Lettre de la Photographie | Photography Now | Scoop.it
Europe’s actual economic and political situation is leading to deep alterations and drastic adjustments, causing a big change in the social scenery. Unemployment is rising and strikes becoming a routine.
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Stan DouglasDisco Angola | La Lettre de la Photographie

Stan DouglasDisco Angola | La Lettre de la Photographie | Photography Now | Scoop.it
The new series by this Canadian artist, on display at the David Zwirner Gallery, plays with juxtapositions. Here, in these fictional pictures, he confronts two time periods, that of the civil war in Angola and the emergence of Disco in New York.
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