30 September 2007
29 September 2007
28 September 2007
D o c u m e n t."
Thank`s to Marcin Gorski for halping in intranslation.
27 September 2007
Born in 1965 em Coimbra, Portugal, lives and works in Lisbon.
His work integrated several group exhibitions in Portugal, Spain and Norway; His work was published in magazines in Portugal, Spain and UK and on several online sites and magazines.
He is responsible for the sites: http://defocused.net and http://livinginabox.net.
The work presented here is a small part of a project called "one hundred polaroids" made availble in "printing-on-demand" book by Lulu.
26 September 2007
- an interview with Cartier-Bresson by Charlie Rose
CR: Was your photography influenced by your early interest in art?
C-B: My photography is just an instant drawing.
CR: And you returned to drawing?
C-B: I never quit drawing, the camera is a way of drawing.
CR: Is that how you see the camera simply like a tool, like a brush?
CR: When you take the photograph, is their a moment for you when you
know to snap?
C-B: When the subject takes me. I´m receptive and I shoot, It´s just to
concentrate, in the silence, and you mustn´t want, you must be
receptive, don´t think even, the brains is a bit dangerous. Sensitivity,
the flavour… (sniffs in the air).
CR: Something must have made you want to be a photographer
C-B: I don´t consider my self (being) a photographer! I´m using the
camera, but there is millions of photographers. It´s what you see…
CR: So you see yourself simply as an artist?
C-B: Hmph! I´m just a human being! Anybody sensitive is an artist! Whats
See the full interview at You Tube:
provided by Jan Buse
25 September 2007
Have a look at this blog: "Film is not dead, it just smells funny."
Great pictures and texts. /urbano
"A place for photographers who are NOT using a digital camera.
35mm, 6x6, Polaroid, pinhole, holga, color or black and white, whatever,
as long it is not digitally shot."
24 September 2007
ON PHOTOGRAPHY - The truth is that photography is limited only by photographers!
“To the vast majority of people a photograph is an image of something within their direct experience: a more-or-less factual reality. It is difficult for them to realize that the photograph can be the source of experience, as well as the reflection of spiritual awareness of the world and of self. The painters have done little to dispel the impression of their superiority in the creative graphic fields; they point with scorn (and often correctly) to the shallow “storytelling” aspects of photography, and they also disapprove of photographers who attempt superficial “abstract” or “non-objective” effects within the limits of the photographic processes. To a large majority a photograph bears the same relationship to a fine painting as a contractor-designed house does to a fine architectural creation. This situation would be ridiculous were it not so tragic. The truth is that photography is limited only by photographers!”
(Ansel Adams, “The profession of photography, Aperture vol. 1, no. 3, 1952)
- provided by Jan Buse.
23 September 2007
This is a short story about Northern Kurdistan or, respectively, Southern Turkey. A place in a particular moment in history, when 30 years period of fighting for the name of this land - has ended. Kurdish guerilla war is burning out, leaving the coutry and it's people suspended. Photographs are not ment to comment on politics, but to reflect a kind of uncertainty. I rarely met people who would talk about the future with confidency. Revolution is gone, while nothing else came to replace it. Each idea seems too dangerous to treat it seriously.
Thank you for possibility of sharing those photos. It's a big pleasure for me to have this chance.
Michał Sita is a student of cultural anthropology on AMU in Poznań and photography on Silesian University in Opava. He lived in Turkey for six months in 2006, thanks to EU scholarship program.
Contact with Michał: michal.sita(at)gmail.com