Dynamic Soundscape — Freedom Principle

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If you have a chance to check out the Freedom Principle at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, I highly recommend you do it. They have a mini-site that is worth looking at, but it doesn’t do the immersive … Continue reading

Composition Practice

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I was recently reminded by an artistically inclined sibling of mine that I should continue to develop my understanding of composition and design. It’s hard to find time for formal studies, but there is an activity that I have been doing for the last couple … Continue reading

New school street photography

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Watching a video of Alex Webb shooting a project in the street markets of Korea was an eye opener for me. In the past, I’ve looked to classics like Winogrand, Cartier-Bresson and Erwitt to learn about expressing ideas and feelings … Continue reading

Film vs. Digital – monochrome shootout

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After lugging around a classic 1kg+ film camera with me last weekend, and carefully exposing 37 frames of Tri-X film (see my previous post), I started trying to recreate that beautifully contrasty and grainy Eikoh Hosoe look with a more portable … Continue reading

Mostly about the color

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I don’t really look for architectural photography opportunities, but the Bay area was quite colorful this weekend, even outside of San Francisco! And these scenes jumped out at me. If only I could find a way to get the kind … Continue reading

The dangerous world of symmetry and balance

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  Merely knowing what symmetry means in a formal sense doesn’t help much in art. It may even get you in trouble, from an aesthetic standpoint. A perfect mirror reflection doesn’t seem to be terribly interesting to our cortical processing machinery. … Continue reading

Embarcadero Reflection

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Garry Winogrand, Los Angeles, ca.1980-83

The Garry Winogrand exhibit at SFMOMA primed me for renewed efforts in street photography. The lecture by Tod Papageorge Thursday night before the opening of the exhibit provided intriguing behind the scenes insights. One  that stuck in my mind was a quote by Winogrand equating the act of composing a photo with solving a puzzle. Seeing more than three decades of his work in one place brings into focus how serious he was about solving puzzles. He seemed to be trying to get some of the same pieces to fit together perfectly for 30+ years! Continue reading

Supporting Art in Schools

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Civilization is a lot of work, and our public schools do more than their fair share. It is great to see the successful opening of an art exhibit based on work done within a local school district. This will be … Continue reading