The camera sees more than the eye, do why don´t make use of it?

While browsing through the internet I regularly come across on very interesting article about photography and visual culture. Here is to share a new monthly selection of handpicked articles and links.

„The camera sees more than the eye, do why don´t make use of it?“
(Edward Weston)

Night owls: portraits of life on the night bus
Beautiful Street Photography. In an ongoing project, Guardian photographer Sarah Lee immerses herself in the world of London’s buses, capturing candid portraits of people during their night-time journeys.

Travel 3,000 Miles Through China’s Wondrous Wild West
„It’s one of the longest train journeys in the world—2,910 miles (4,683 kilometers) across China. And when photographer Matthieu Paley was looking for ways to get his wife and two sons from Hong Kong to northwest China, it looked like the perfect option.“ (National Geographic)

NORTH – An interactive and illustrated travelogue
This is so wonderful: Christoph Niemann travelled to a Norwegian archipel and made this illustrated travelogue for National Geographic.

Dazed and confused: Joseph Szabo’s portraits of adolescence
Joseph Szabo was a frustrated high-school teacher in need of inspiration – so he started photographing his students, and captured all the angst and excitement of being caught between childhood and adulthood.

Will London Fall? How Dare You! (New York Times)
Very good read. The city of London after the brexit. This is an excellent piece in storytelling with brilliant images.

Pull up to the bumper
From 1978 to 1981, David Freund photographed petrol stations in more than 40 US states – adding up to an everyman portrait of America.

Iggy Pop chats to Mary Anne Hobbs (30 minutes/BBC)
Mary Anne Hobbs speaks to music icon Iggy Pop, as part of his 70th Birthday celebrations. The punk pioneer, born James Newell Osterberg, speaks about love, loss and beauty, and his plans for the future.

New York City after the second world war
Todd Webb’s photographs of postwar New York depict the warmth and diversity of the city. He studied under Ansel Adams, and his beautiful black and white shots reflect that influence.

Diane Arbus: portraits in New York City parks
A new exhibition at Lévy Gorvy in New York focuses on early portraits by Diane Arbus shot in Central and Washington Square parks. The show traces her career from her beginnings as a portrait photographer to a shot of a young man and his girlfriend with hot dogs in the park from 1971, the year of her death.

Modern Blackout Curtains Turn Windows into Penthouse Views of a City at Night
When it comes to window blinds, our options for something that’s truly unique can seem limited. But as Ukrainian designers HoleRoll demonstrate, modern blinds for windows can transcend their practicality and double as spectacular shadow art for your home.

6 Photography Tips for Making Puddles Look Epic
I love puddle photography. Here are six tips for photographing puddles to create epic photos, whether you’re shooting with a DSLR, a point-and-shoot camera, or your smartphone.
For example: 1. Get low to the ground and try different angles.

6 Lessons I’ve Learned After Shooting All the Expensive Cameras
The well known Photographer Erick Kim about the lessons he learned after shooting all the expensive cameras out there.
First Lesson: If your photos aren’t good enough, your camera isn’t expensive enough

Bei ZEITOnline gibt es einen bemerkenswerten Artikel über Digitalfotografie und dazu einige philosophische Gedanken und Betrachtungen. Verschwindet die Digitalkamera und bleiben nur Mobilgeräte in einigen Jahren überig? Hier weiterlesen…Melancholie der Bilddatenbank

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6 Kommentare zu „The camera sees more than the eye, do why don´t make use of it?

    1. Dankeschön für das schöne Feedback. Es freut mich wenn wieder etwas von Interesse und Aufmerksamkeit mit dabei war.
      Liebe Grüße und einen ebenso inspirierenden wie schönen Abend.

  1. Hallo Stefan, herzlichen Dank für die schönen Links, ich mache gerade eine kleine „Arbeitspause“ und verliere mich in den London und N.Y. Fotos :-)
    S/W Fotos haben soviel Ausdruck und ich überlege, heute nach dem Zeichnen einen kleinen Spaziergang durch die c/o zu machen ….
    Liebe Grüße aus Berlin von Susanne

    1. Hallo Susanne,
      das ist ein schönes Kompliment. Dankeschön. Solche Artikel erfreuen mich auch und sind oft eine wunderbare Quelle der Inspiration. „Verlieren“ ist gut ausgedrückt. Ich hoffe der Spaziergang war ebenso inspirierend.
      Liebe Elb-Grüße an die Spree,

  2. A fantastic selection of photographs and photographers Stefan, I especially enjoyed the work of Cecil Beaton. Thank you for the lovely series. I think it’s a wonderful plan to concentrate on a particular subject of interest rather than taking random photographs. That would be an exciting project. Have a wonderful day dear Stefan.

    1. Thank you very much dear Holly. You should not miss to watch the school kids singing a Prince Song which is amazing. Yes, it can be helpful to focus on one subject. As a profesional photographer said to me for a long time: shoot one subject in minimum of 500 photos. Try and force to find new perspectives. I think it is very hard but it does not need 500 pics just only to find new and interesting details on a known subject or just to change your perspective. I am glad that you like my monthly selection. Have a wonderful and inspiring day too, Holly.

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