American Power – Mitch Epstein

American Power is an active response to the American Dream gone haywire. My project focuses on the United States not only because I am American, but because the U.S. has exported its model of unrestricted growth around the world in the form of mass consumerism, corporatism, and sprawl. (Epstein...

A regional conversation – David Matless, Mike Pearson, 2012

April 30, 2020

Source: A regional conversation – David Matless, Mike Pearson, 2012   Transcript of a conversation about the narrative of a landscape. The authors have chosen the conversation format as a template for this “essay”?

Bastiaan Woudt (b. 1987)- Aesthetica Feb./March 2020

In this issue of Aesthetica Magazine an interview with the Dutch photographer; Bastiaan Woudt. His work looks classical but underneath is a very digital approach. He tries not to “think” about a plan, a mood board or even subjects. He works from “gut feeling” and is lead by a...

Waffenruhe – Michael Schmidt

My tutor suggested the book “Waffenruhe” by Michael Schmidt (Schmidt et al., 2018). His work is not specifically about light, but it is a perfect interpretation and depiction of the atmosphere. The closing text by Janos Frecot is stunningly applicable and translates the breathtaking and silently loaded images in...

Alex Prager – Silver Lake Drive

William Eggleston’s 1970s Americana was the ins[oration for the autodidactic Alex Prager, and it shows. Her work is surreal or hyper-real if you want, with a dark twist in overly bright colours and clean aesthetics. The viewer can’t help to search for stories and meaning, but Prager’s intentions are...

Boris Groys – Art Power

November 3, 2019

In Port Three: Traces of Time, the coursebook refers to the book Art Power from Boris Groys fully Boris Efimovich Groys (born 19 March 1947) an art critic, media theorist, and philosopher. The quote is: At least since Duchamp, it has been the case that selecting an artwork is...

The Photography as Contemporary Art

October 5, 2019

Book by Charlotte Cotton, (born 1970), independent curator of and writer about photography. The book was included in the course and gives an overview of 250 (more/less) contemporary photographers, selected by Cotton to be representative of their genre or better, type of work and generic characteristics. The book is...

Tom Wood

In BJP November 2019 the 1951 Irish born Tom Wood is introduced to me. Again it seems an autodidactic photographer caught my eye and inspires me more than external educated ones. A subtle reference to connect to in the interview: “I don’t have a method when I photograph. I...

The Intimate Lens of Ed van der Elsken

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/24/arts/design/the-intimate-lens-of-ed-van-der-elsken.html

Histogram in Digital Photography

August 17, 2019

For practice 1 in Part one, course one, Express your Vision, the histogram comparison is used to provide an understanding of changes between images. To have a better understanding of the histogram, I have done some additional reading and research on the matter. In the dissertation, The colour histogram...