Friday musings


As I have mentioned earlier, in this day and age old techniques like wet plate photography seems exotic and alluring. Perhaps it is the flaws, or uncertainty of the process, which lends the images a quality closer to a work of art than a photograph. Here is another example I found on Vimeo. Long exposure are required, so note the supports which are meant to help the model keep still and in position.

Bruce Davidson

I came across this interview with Bruce Davidson on Vimeo. You may find his portfolio on Magnums site, and I recommend a visit to the site. 

Renowned photojournalist and Magnum photographer Bruce Davidson has been acclaimed for over half a century for his searing images of street gangs, circus performers and the civil rights struggles of the 1960s, all captured with a remarkable directness, truth and power that transcends the concept of style. Here, in his own words, are Bruce Davidson’s forthcoming, charming, and revealing insights into who he is, what he’s done, and where he’s going.
— Leica Camera on Vimeo

Sounds of summer

Spending the summer at the coast is always refreshing. Here is my little attempt at a soundscape, a little scene from the waterfront - a teleport back to summer, sunshine and lazy days ...

This soundscape is put together of a number of short pieces of sound I recorded at the waterfront - seagulls, waves washing on the rocks and so forth. The bumblebee I got on tape purely by chance a few days later - it flew by my microphone and decided to take a closer look; the challenge was to isolate it from the lawnmower in the background.