An accidental 3 month hiatus from here. Hard to stay.
LensCulture award winners, good, great, interesting. Look.
Juror’s pick: Yorgos Yatromanolakis (Greece) – The Splitting of the Chrysalis & the Slow Unfolding of the Wings
Photograph: Yorgos Yatromanolakis/LensCulture Art Photography Awards 2018
3rd place series winner: Edgar Martins (UK) – Untitled, from the series What Photography has in Common with an Empty Vase
Photograph: Edgar Martins/LensCulture Art Photography Awards 2018
A very rough draft of a short compilation of shots. I plan on continuing this project.
I have little to no interest in street photography when the subject has simply been observed. The photographer has snapped a sneaky shot and scuttled away. There is a rude, self serving element to it. I enjoy it when there has been an obvious back and forth. A conversation between the two. Chinatown Pretty is a blog created by Valerie Luu and Andria Lo. It celebrates the street style of seniors living in San Francisco’s Chinatown and is a great example of street photography I enjoy.
This is a photograph of a gentleman called Kuochiang Fung. The blog post gives some information towards their interaction and gives hint to his interesting backstory.
Maybe my feelings towards this style of photography will change but for now I remain stubborn.
I am currently researching the history of medical photography. It is not an area I am familiar with so it is proving to be quite fascinating. The above series of images were taken by Albert Londe (1858 – 1917). Known for his work as a medical researcher and chronophotographer, Londe developed his own twelve lens camera to capture movement. The above image is said to be an attack of hysteria.