10 December 2006

invited guest: Susan Burnstine

Some months ago I discovered outafocus, a really good photoblog by Susan Burnstine, and was totally fascinated by her magical photographs. Now I am happy to have the possibility to introduce her photographs on The F Blog! Now I leave the word to Susan herself:

On waking dreams
Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. (Carl Jung).

This series explores that fleeting moment between dreaming and waking - the blurred seconds in which imagination and reality collide.
I often recall images and am uncertain whether they came from something experienced in reality or dreams. Images symbolic of transitions and transformations of the spirit, be it human, animal or from the natural world, are of particular interest and significance to me.
With this series, I wanted to find a way to portray these types of dream-like visions, but entirely in-camera, rather than with post-processing manipulations. To achieve this, I created twenty hand-made cameras and lenses that are frequently unpredictable. Learning to overcome their extensive limitations has required me to rely on instinct and intuition - the same tools key for attempting to interpret dreams.

Forest Through The Trees.
© Susan Burnstine.

This Side Of Heaven.
© Susan Burnstine.

Bridge To Nowhere.
© Susan Burnstine.

Into The Light.
© Susan Burnstine.

Blue's Nose.
© Susan Burnstine.

© Susan Burnstine.

For more information, please visist Susan Burnstine's homepage and blog. Invited by Fredrik Skott

Photos are really just Heaps of Pixels

Take a look at this place, and click around for a while. Quite fun to explore
for a while. Are we only producing heaps of pixels, or what?

Author: Viet Tran, Linh
Title: Efficient Image Retrieval with Statistical Color Descriptors