New camera new gallery- Canon G15 all shots taken and composed in square format.
Taken from the OCA Blog – Paul Reas exhibition at retrospective “Daydreaming about the good times? – 1972 – 2012 shown at Impressions Gallery in December 2013
My local independent newsagent in the market carries an eclectic mix of arts magazines one of which is Juxtapoz. It carries a good mix of contemporary and outsider art. I like the way it covers a lot more mixed media artists than most other periodicals.
The Luminous Landscape is a site to dip in and out of for gear reviews, tutorials and of course stunning landscape photography. It’s a great study resource and a way to lose a rainy afternoon on-line but needs a wait between visits.
Strobist.com blog is a fantastic resource for anyone using portable strobes (your camera flash guns or speedlights if you own a posher camera) as their primary light source, or wants to explore their creative use.
They maintain a fantastic beginners resource document called Lighting 101 which has now been updated and is available to download from this link.
The site is very US-centric in a lot of the products they advertise or recommend , but the basic knowledge base and contributed examples make up for this. The How-To’s of lighting layout and techniques are worth the effort and the numerous examples provide endless inspiration.
Not strictly a photographic exhibition, more mixed media. While the artists was in Norway studying prefabricated structures when she met a man with a rare condition genetic mosaicism . This normally manifests itself as a person having eyes of different colours, usually one blue and one brown.
The installation was a tin shack , and inside there was a projection of a short film.The unamed man above was the subject of the film , the main theme being how he deals with issues he feels are due to having a half British and half Norwegian cultural heritage and identity coupled with a belief that inside him was a twin and as the story unfolds he loses an eye which transforms his inner dialogue with his “twin”.
As an addition there were also a series of portraits of other people with the condition taken by the artist during research for the piece . All images taken in portrait format with the face being the main subject. The eyes were all aligned with the top third which reinforced the feeling that the subjects were all staring straight at you. Also this meant that all the eyes are aligned when the prints are displayed.
Interestingly there was not a common theme to how the subjects were posed, some were clearly laying on their backs, others standing or sitting, the backgrounds were invariably neutral.
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