"The character is at home when he is at ease in the rhetoric of the people with whom he shares life. The sign of being at home is the ability to make oneself understood without too much difficulty, and to follow the reasoning of others without any need for long explanations." From Marc Augé’s "Non-places", where he cites Vincent Descombes
It’s not that there’s something new, but I was thinking.. home is an institution, where you speak the language everyone (or anyone other than yourself) understands. Home is a place where the reasoning is the most secure. Home is the easiest place for your ego.
VU filosofijos fakulteto 2-ame aukšte ‘vyksta’ nedidelė mano tėčio, Roberto Komžos, fotografijų paroda. Kas ir kaip, suprasti galima perskaičius jo pri(si)statomąjį tekstą. Nors mes fotografuojame atskirai ir fotografiniais išgyenimais/įspūdžiais nesidalinam, žiūrėdamas į ekspoziciją, supratau, jog esam panašūs. O nuotraukos yra apie kelionę arba apie Meksiką arba apie kelionę Meksikoje.
I was reading a text about semiotics and there was a picture made by Eduard Boubat (called “Nu”, made in 1974, Paris). Despite some good photos, I mostly like how he portrays women. Anyway, you can hear him talk about one of his contact sheets himself.
lithuanian-only // Jurij Dobriakov pasvarstymai apie šiuolaikinę Lietuvos fotografiją, paminint “Lietuvos fotografijos mokyklą”, “Tarsi nebūtų rytojaus”, V. Michelkevičių, TWODICKS, Tadao Cern ir kitas iliustracijas. Verta paskaityti ne tik tekstą, bet ir komentarus (neįsijaučiant į dramaturgiją).
Before they pass away - Jimmy Nelson Huuuge project. J. N. photographed tribes all over the world. Mostly portraits and daily routine shots. The actual album is pretty pricey, but you can surf the website, which is well made. Some sort of visual wikipedia..
5 years ago I was interrailing across Europe. By that time i was obsessed about double exposure with my Nikon F100. This one is taken in Switzerland, near Bern, 2008. We were staying here for a few days. Owner was away at that time. It’s close to railway (not noisy at all) and neighbors insist on growing flowers in the balcony, otherwise the whole house looks not good enough and it influences the price of real estate. How swiss precise…
"Everyone believes that he or she has control over how much of the self is showing, and how effectively the rest is hidden. Dijkstra’s gaze asks those that gaze back: “If I can’t conceal myself, how can you be sure that you are able to, either?”"
I’m writing an essay about the power of gaze in Andrew Mikšys’ “BAXT” and after reading this article I would like to copy-translate-paste most of it. Not that I’m impressed by R. Dijkstra’s photographs, but this interpretation is definitely worth checking.
“What’s really become apparent is just how important curated discovery tools are for consumers. The pushing and recommending engines of this huge volume of work, how it continues to develop intelligence around your own personal tastes and how it delivers that content to you, that is the next big thing we need to improve.” Joseph Beyer
Exactly. Content is already there, we just need to organise it properly. Emphasis on curators, critics, thinkers.
A self taught photographer, interested in photography mainly in social and philosophical ways. Theory, irony, new experience, future trends are the subjects I'm trying to explore both in visual and verbal languages. Experience: 8+ years - events, weddings, photojournalism, journeys, street photography, studio, product photography. Visual language is the common language.
The change I want to make is to make people use and understand the visual language more. Nowadays to make and share a picture is as easy as to use a sentence. And as pictures can contain more information or (more important) other information than words, it is essential to understand and to be understood by others.