We assume that we can see the world around us in sharp detail. In fact, our eyes can only process a fraction of our surroundings precisely. In a series of experiments, psychologists have been investigating how the brain fools us into believing that we see in sharp detail.
How do you make a photograph that sells for more than $100,000? Gregory Crewdson may not have the answer, and I suspect he probably doesn’t care, but that is what his prints will routinely fetch, if not more. What is it that allows him to create such staggeringly powerful works of art, and what are the struggles he endures through the creative process?
Fred Herzog was born in September 21, 1930 Stuttgart, Germany and then later moved to Vancouver, Canada. Initially he started as a medical photographer in the department of Bio-medical Communication and was taught at the Simon Fraser University.
isual propPreamble: It is a privilege for us to republish, with the author's permission, the following article initially posted on the blog The Unwashed Brain. The original can be found here. Please keep a l...
Nicholas Ripley's insight:
Visual propaganda, and it's use to sway public opinion. (Graphic Images of violence and death)
Its not the photo part of journalism that is dying – there are some great images out there-, it is the journalism part. When was the last time you saw a story explained in photographs rather then lengthy text. Today’s photojournalism consists of reading a story in the news and covering it. It is not … Read More →
«Sacred images for a secular society1», icons of photojournalism, according to the communication researchers Robert Hariman and John Louis Lucaites, are emblems that impose themselves on the spirit of the time of their own accord.
At this month’s 25th Dinard festival of British film in Brittany, there was a special screening of the 1946 Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger masterpiece A Matter of Life and Death to mark “100 years of the Technicolor process”.
“I think of my photographs as elements in a novel I am in the process of writing.” Deep in the heart of the ordinary—that’s where the novel sequence William Eggleston has been writing for over 50 years takes place. It is a personal, fictional story whose documentary basis can occasionally be glim...
Even for a world accustomed to news reports of conflict and disaster, the past three months seem to be unprecedented for the frequency of horrific events. From the continuing tragedies in Syria, to the…