Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The Encounters

'What is a camera? "why do people take photographs?" I am always brought back to this very basic question when I take photographs or think about photography.'
- Daido Moriyama

As part of 'A Day in the Light' workshop for now what?, we were talking about how to photograph a place that has been photographed and re-photographed countless times by tourists...Mohammedreza Mirzaei's 'The Encounters 2007-08' came to mind.
Here, he addresses this by photographing the tourists who are in turn photographing the place...

"What emerges is the idea that people seem locked into their insatiable craving to take pictures while on holiday more so than the actual experience of the spectacle itself."
-Tim Clark, Editor and director of 1000 words

"Travel becomes a strategy for accumulating photographs. The very activity of taking pictures is soothing, and assuages feelings of disorientation that are likely to be exacerbated by travel."
- Susan Sontag -
On Photography (1977):

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Julius Shulman 1910-2009

Case Study House #22 (playboy), 1960 LA.
Architect: Pierre Koenig.

Kramer House, 1953, Norca CA.
Architect: Richard Neutra.

Singleton House, 1960 LA.
Architect: Richard Neutra.

Recreation Pavilion, Mirman Residence, 1959, Arcadia CA.
Architect: Buff, Straub & Hensman.

Case Study House #22, 1960 LA.
Architect: Pierre Koenig.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

camera truck images

Photographer Shaun Irving made these images using a truck as a camera - check out his work at Camera Truck....

and here's how he does it

Monday, July 13, 2009