By placing paint on photographs, with all their random and involuntary expressiveness, Gerhard Richter reinforces the unique aspect of each of these mediums and opens a field of tension rich in paradoxes, as old as the couple – painting / photography – which has largely defined modern art.
“Visual Acoustics is a documentary film by Eric Bricker that explores the career of the extraordinary architectural photographer, Julius Shulman. His aesthetics, composition and style create timeless photographs that epitomize modern architecture. Shulman is easily one of my favorite photographers.
Unfortunately there isn’t a good online gallery of his complete work, you have to do some searching to find most of it. But there is an amazing book set titled Julius Shulman, Modernism Rediscovered that catalogues his personal archives. Gotta get my hands on a copy.
The film is being screened in limited cities, one of which isn’t NYC, which I don’t understand. Shulman himself will be speaking at some of the screenings and if you’re lucky enough to be in one of these cities, definitely check it out. It’s should be a good one.”
I saw this short film quite a few years ago when a friend of mine – Elliot, bought a OneDotZero DVD. I was not able to watch this short film again until recently when Varvara won every OneDotZero DVD they have ever made. It still amazes me as much today as it did when i first watched it 3 or 4 years ago.
(thanks to shape+colour for sharing the video they found on the internet, allowing everyone to watch this amazing film)
“The cheap CMOS sensor of an iPhone does not expose the whole thing at once, it scans from left to right. If you take a picture of something that moves very fast (like an airplane prop) you can get some crazy pictures out of it since each column represents a slightly different time.”
(via Today and Tomorrow)
Whilst doing some research on Google Earth for my dissertation I came across this post on Google Sightseeing blog.
“Have you ever wondered how they get planes clean? Well at Heathrow we can see the plane cleaning crews”