Thursday, April 30, 2009

Photographic Scale #2: The Sea

Just in time for the bank holiday weekend...

Nicholas Hughes, In Darkness visible, Verse 2, Image #7, 2007.

Nicholas Hughes, Edge, Verse 1, Image #29, 2007.

Asako Narahashi, Jonanjima, 2008.
from the Series 'Half awake and half asleep in the water'

Nicholas Hughes, Edge, Verse 1, Image #34, 2007.

Gary Coyle, from the series 'The daily practice of swimming', 1999.

Hiroshi Sugimoto, from the series Seascapes, 1980

Marine Hugonnier, N9, 2001.
From the series 'Towards Tomorrow - International Date Line, Alaska',

Richard Misrach, from the series 'On the beach', 2002-2005

further to Alice's selection, see also Naoyo Hatekayama's series Blast

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Seeing the Unseen: Time & Exposure

Niepce, View from the window at Gras, 8 hour exposure - First Photograph, 1826.

Eadweard Muybridge, The Horse in Motion, 1878.

Harold Edgerton, Fencer making the foil blade fly, Stroboscopic Study, 1938

Harold Edgerton, Nuclear explosion photographed with a Rapatronic Camera I millisecond after detonation, 1952.

Hiroshi Sugimoto, Tri-City Drive-In, Exposed for length of film. 1993.

Michael Wesely, 29 July 1996-29 July 1997, Office of Helmut Friedel, 1997.

Ori Gersht, Galicia, Liquidation Series, The Clearing, 2005.

Michael Boran, 3 hours, 2005.

Branislav Kropilak, Landing no. 02, 2006.

Seamus Sullivan, Untitled, 24, 2007.

Ori Gersht, Time After Time: Blow-Up no. 6, 2007

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Photographic Scale

Man Ray - Dust Breeding, 1920.

Edward Burtynsky - Tailings #1, Karlgoolie, Western Australia, 2007.

David Maisel - Oblivion 15n.

Bernice Abbott - City Arabesque from roof of 60 Wall Tower, June 9, 1938.

Andreas Gursky - Jumeirah Palm, 2008.

Andreas Gursky - Kamiokande, 2007.

Taryn Simon - Nuclear Waste Encapsulation and Storage Facility Cherenkov Radiation

Charles and Ray Eames - Powers of 10

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Shinichi Maruyama

Here's a link to Shinichi Maruyama's website. In his series Kusho (meaning sky), he takes high-speed photographs of differently coloured liquids (black and clear) colliding in mid-air. He captures the moment the liquids collide, but before they mix to grey. Its interesting how he uses photography as a tool to capture what we cannot see, but also to record new spatial qualities defined by time and material.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Andreas Gefeller has been doing something pretty similar. Hard to be an original in photography...

Monday, April 13, 2009

Here's a link to Juergen Chill's website - His series 'Zellen' - digitally assembled collage plans of prison cells taken from above, won the 2007 architectural photography prize.
Here's a link to a video on his working method (in german - but shows how he made the images)

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Life magazine has just put its entire archive online here.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Here's a link to the richviewer website - I've put some info on photosynth here. It is worth checking out - particularly in relation to our discussions on Monday.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Mapping the City using Social Photography

Based on our discussions about facebook etc yesterday, here's an interesting study: called “The Geography of Buzz.” (article - NY Times, study paper)
The study involved using thousands of photographs taken from the stock company, Getty images, of social events in LA & NY over the space of 1 year, working on the assumption that because these photographs were for sale, that people were interested in them and what they depicted.
('there is no such thing as objective vision. We choose all the time what we see, and different things make us look' - Hockney)
They then filtered the images into different typologies and used the amounts to map the density of different types of events taking place in the two cities. Their findings reveal a new range of information about the urban space and its planning that can be gained from social sites such as facebook, flickr & twitter etc. It presents possibilities as to how the information traces that you leave behind you online - your data shadow - could be used for future planning of space.
The study was made by Elizabeth Currid, (School of Policy, Planning and Development at the University of Southern California, LA) & Sarah Williams (director,Spatial Information Design Lab at Columbia University‘s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation)

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Here's a link to Godard & Gorin's film 'A Letter to Jane' (1972). This film was mentioned in chpt 4 of Sontag's 'On Photography', part of the reading list for this week. The film is a cinematic essay that deconstructs a news photograph of Jane Fonda in Hanoi taken by photographer Joseph Kraft. It provides insight on how to read a photograph and discern both the the intentional and unintentional meaning of its framing, subject, angle, focus, setting and how this relates to the given caption, particularly in parts iii-vi of the video link.
Film Links: Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, Part VI.

I've added a link to Frank Abruzzese's website, an American photographer who lives and works in Wexford. He is interested in questioning photography's accepted role as a factual document.
He takes some interesting shots of construction sites, revealing them as unearthly landscapes.
Also of interest are the results of a workshop he ran on identity, based on Galton's forays into composite portraiture and profiling.



Dara will be giving a lecture in the red room, School of Architecture, UCD.
There will be a wine reception afterwards at which the results of the arcsoc photography competition will be announced. Ros Kavanagh is guest judge of the competition.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Helen Levitt - 1913-2009.
Slideshow, Books

Traceryscape - SH521, painting on gelatin-silver print, 50x60cm

Aki Lumi - Layering of image and surface