It's been an interesting experience for me since starting blogging, way back, when. I've moved platforms twice so far, and now again for a third time, my general photographic musings for the time being shall shift to, my tumblr, until, some other platform with superior qualities comes along.
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I was asked recently by barb, from the Melbourne Silver Mine to answer a few questions. The answers are now posted on their blog, check it out, thanks again to barb and the Melbourne Silver Mine for the opportunity.
So I spent the morning here reading the online issue of the New York Times, with particular attention to the arts section. Very disappointed I was, so I flipped over to one of my favourite archives of modernist theory American Suburb X. Some great articles, and worth a read, even if you feel modernism is dead. My one complaint, well two really, the formatting of the pages is broken in places making reading off and difficult at times, and the line height of the text a little tight for my liking in Safari, anyway. The pages can be awfully slow too. A small price however for the sheer volume of information provided. A must for all those interested in photography's reach in the late modernist period of art history.
I just wonder how the publishers of American suburb X are getting their hands on such material, while articles 6 to 10 years old may not be cutting edge, they certainly are still informative and when it comes to getting up to speed on post modernist theory,and a worthy leaping off point.
For anyone who cares, I'm reading some great books on Art photography, and creativity, at the moment.
- Source: Nature's Healing Role in Art and Writing, by Janine Burke, with a hat tip to one of my undergrad Lecturers Ian Lobb.
- The Reconfigured Eye - Visual truth in the Post-Photographic Era, by William J Mitchell, after seeing it referred to in, After Photography, by Fred Ritchin.
Source has allowed me to draw some possibly dangerous parallels between my life and several of history's well known artists, such as Hemingway and O'Keefe. I have learnt some interesting things too about early digital images from the reconfigured eye.
Issue 3 of alfotonet.org's publication is now online and ready to read.
This issue looks at how the impact of the New Topographics exhibition is still impacting on photography and photographers from around the world.
The issue also, has a yarn to the creators of COD, a blog that has multiple contributors and a very minimal look and feel
Some exciting news.
Issue two of our gallery e/zine is slowly gathering momentum. We will look at 3 photographers, and one city, and see, how a place can inspire, motivate, & drive creative individuals. We'll also look at the commonalities & differences between each photographer's approach.
As part of my original idea to set up altfotonet.org, I have lodged an application for an ISSN number. Which I did online over the weekend and am awaiting a response.
The altfotonet group on flickr and the alfotonet.org blog are humming along nicely as well. Join the group if you like what you see there. If you feel you have something you want to say or add to the blog, by all means please do, contact me and I will set up an account for you.
Seaking of the altfotonet blog, this week's picture of the week is by barb, I chose it because it reminded me of Man Ray's Dust Breeding 1920. The formality of the composition belies the casualness of the scene, have a look, see what you think?
In the depths of summer holidays here and after extensive discussions with Gary, on both flickr and his blog, and mine, I've managed to the find the energy to pick up the idea of publishing work in cyberspace, again using altfotnet.org, this time with a slightly different approach.
Flickr is a deep and exponentially expanding resource, why not tap into that? Which I have now decided to do. Gary has also come on aboard as an editor, and his background combined with the other editors, will hopefully produce some fine examples of what people are doing out there in the big wide world.
The selection process therefore has changed now, either, use your existing or new flickr account to apply, [then join the companion pool], or alternatively go down the email path, both are now outlined on the submissions page.
I hope to have the inaugural issue up and running by the end of this month, warm weather and a
boozy busy social life permitting.
The next stage of the plan is to apply for ISSN, but we need a minimum of one issue to apply and I feel 2 would be grounds for an even more solid application.
Yesterday, I talked about inspiration, and after an online encounter with a friend and reader, I realised that inspiration probably wasn't the best choice of words? I think perhaps MOTIVATIONS might be a better choice? These days, I make images to either 1. make prints from, 2. use online , or 3. use as tests, sketches or ideas for further exploration, [usually online].
When I plan on making prints, my approach varies, but often, I either use a kind of harvesting approach or have a very specific idea I'm exploring and shoot that. When I harvest it may take months or years for me to be ready 'see' for the image what it really is, which often then leads on to further image making. In quiet times like the height of summer [when the light is god awful], I often reflect back and look at older images made over the last 20 years and make discoveries which in turn could lead to, more discoveries or another show.
Online uses can be from as simple as a decorative image for a blog entry, or part of some of the ideas I'm dabbling with online, or for the sheer fun factor of it, and then there is a huge overlap with point number 3.
So what I meant was I guess that the location we stayed at for those 4 days, didn't fit into any of these 3 motivations. Of course that's NOT to say something won't come of the images I DID make some time down the track, so who knows....
It's interesting seeing how my images are used around the internet, the consumerist uses this image, in an article about Borders and plastic bags, another article about rock and roll and taxes used a graffiti image of Jim Morrison that I photographed, to decry the lack of 'attitude' to the tax department.
All this thanks to bighugelabs.com's flickr dna page.
Blogger has just added a neat little slide show feature that allows you to run a slide show in the sidebar of your blog, all you need is an account with someone like flickr or paint-bucket or picassa, and away you go.
Need to get more photo-blog info, start here on Magnum's blog with an article by, Martin Fuchs
Sadly I'm not in a postion to blog as frequently as I'd like, for the next few days, so things will be a little light on.
No doubt about it technology will fail you at some point.