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July 11, 2008

New Phone

Unless you've been living under a rock, you'll know that the iPhone is about to be released in Australia. I recently purchased an iPod touch. The only differences as far as I can tell? No camera and no phone on the iPod.

So, in the last few days, I was contacted by my telco and offered a new phone, not an iPhone though, this new phone has a 5 mega-pixel camera in it, and will cost extra to add 3g accessibility to it. The iPhone, has but a 2 mega-pixel camera, and looking at some of the plans on offer in terms of downloads, I still think I am better off sticking with the new Sony Ericsson C902, my biggest fear? That the new phone will have TOO MANY camera features in it, after all part of the challenge of using an image capture device like a mophone is that you are limited to light and composition as the only way to achieve image nirvana.

Other implications are:- 1. My mophone blog may stop or change. 2. My Neo-documentary project may also end or change.

July 12, 2008

altfotonet.org 1st Issue

Thanks to all who applied for the inaugural issue of altfotonet.org. Due to the overwhelming response, the publication date has been pushed back. We are busy working hard in the background here getting all set up and ready. In the meantime, start getting those applications ready for the 2009 Isssue.

July 14, 2008

Tom Waits, is touring...

...but not in Australia!




Let's see if we can change that.

Also found this neat application for my iPod touch, that may serve some pupose, we'll see?

July 20, 2008

Clifford Ross

Clifford Ross, an interesting discovery, thanks to reading Conscientious, his silver Gelatine work from the late 90's reminds me of Misrach's early work, using silver gelatine

What's kind of ironic too is that the only reason i launched my news reader, was because I just downloaded a news reader to my new iPod touch.

Technology has been bristling around the house of late, a new iPod and a new Phone all in the same month.

The iPod, went on holidays with us, and when ever I could find wi-fi for free I used the internet. The 2 hotels we stayed in Thailand did in fact have it, so for a few days, I didn't miss too much at all. The new phone, is really a camera with a phone attached, and I kind of feel guilty using it. At 5 mega-pixels the camera may even furnish some real prints?

July 21, 2008

ManBabies.com - DAD?

Fun with photoshop!

[From ManBabies.com - DAD?]

July 22, 2008

A New Approach

Uploading a new way these days, with several years of mophone shots to choose from, it's easier to tie images together visually.

flickr 200807.22
Uploaded with plasq's Skitch!

Qute of the Week

Traversing a polarized history, landscape photography shifted from scientific exploration to the idealization of nature and the spectacle of human ‘progress’. Lost along the way was a sense that photographs of the land can speak to an ecstatic experience.

Michael Lundgren

Occasionally life gets a little overwhelming, altfotonet.org is running behind, most other projects are on track. In the interim it seems some time last year Alec Soth stopped blogging, in some ways I don't blame him. This blog seems a worthy filler, even if, the author, comes at things from a slightly different perspective.

July 24, 2008

One Man's Junk is another man's art

Thanks to beek for this heads up.

[From Deleted images are submitted as art and make for interesting looking work.]

Which of corse begs the question, what makes a good photograph these days?

July 25, 2008

Good Advice for 'Creatives'

I would add for those undertaking advanced/tertiary in their field, these shortcut proceedings, but not as much as you would think.

July 26, 2008

Rachel Barrett Photography

Great series of images on News-stands of New York USA.

[From Rachel Barrett Photography]

Thanks to TK for the heads up, via del.icio.us of course.

Again I would have linked straight to the set about news-stands that most appealed to me, except the navigation is flash driven, ah well it's not hard to find that link.

July 27, 2008

Photography in the UK

Thanks to JIM JOHNSON, at (NOTES ON) POLITICS, THEORY & PHOTOGRAPHY

[Leo Benedictus guardian.co.uk]

is apparently

To the best of my knowledge no comparably prominent newspaper in the U.S. devotes this sort of sustained attention to photography.

More links and sites to come I'm sure.

A couple of days ago, I posted a youtube video of a radio announcer talking about creative output and quality. The Radio announcer is Ira Glass, I actually was recommended, the video by a deli.cio.us account contact and fellow flickrnaut, thomask.

Social Chatter

Recently there was a recent outage on the twitter network, that caused some rumblings amongst some of the peeps who I follow. In the interim Marcus, found plurk, which I am trying out, a different interface & conceptual framework makes for an interesting and maybe easier experience. Other social services, I'm exploring, ping.fm and kwippy

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July 28, 2008

More Publishing Options

My publishing empire continues to grow, I just this morning received my invite to publish, via Magcloud.

The question is WHAT to publish.

Moving & Poignant

This site, while, unconventional, to navigate, tells a moving and poignant story, with simple yet strong images.

About July 2008

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