Beautiful documentary about architectural photographerJulius Shulman
Populating his photos with human models and striking landscapes, Shulman combined the organic with the synthetic, melding nature with revolutionary urban design. Amongst others, he documented the work of Richard Neutra, John Lautner and Rudolph Schindler.
Photographer Vic Blue made this documentary on a man preparing himself for the outside life after having been in prison for over ten long years. The short film is exquisitely shot and prisoner Doug Starcher provides us with a raw insight on what life is like for some. Check out the written essay and photo series as well at 2011.soulofathens.com/our-dreams-are-different/almost-out-1.html
"Everybody is felons. From my grandpa and grandma, mom and dad, all my uncles, all my brothers have penitentiary numbers. (...) I guess that's what was normal. I thought that it was part of growing up. You had to go to prison too, it was what everybody else did."
Recently I came across the image above. I found it very fascinating, and saved it in my personal 'source of inspiration' folder. Not knowing what to do with it, but these things always turn up quite usefull. Such as now, when someone (forgot who did...) posted this on facebook. A time lapse video made by VLT, Very Large Telescopes. Magnificent and beautiful! Have a look at the video. (I don't like the music, so you can turn that off)
Robert Overweg is a photographer in the virtual world. He sees the worlds of (first and third person shooter) games as the new public space of contemporary society and as a direct extension of the physical world.
His various projects give a marvellous view of a photographer in a virtual world, unlike the real one. For example, he searches for different ends of the virtual world, shows the people he has met in an uncomfortable series of photographs (literary; screenshots of videogames) or looks for places which give a new view on the game. This makes you start thinking about which role videogame-makers have in the contemporary art world, don't you?
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