Go see an amazing collection of Ho Fan work at EDIS
I feel technique is not too important. It’s more important to use your eyes, mind and heart. Techinique is something everyone can do. If you want to take your photography to a higher level, you must tell something. Move something. You must feel it when you make the photograph and that will take you to a higher level. Photography needs to be haunting and worth remembering.
BBC Imagine’s Vivian Maier - Who Took Nannys Pictures?
The incredible story of a mysterious nanny who died in 2009 leaving behind a secret hoard – thousands of stunning photographs. Never seen in her lifetime, they were found by chance in a Chicago storage locker and auctioned off cheaply.
Now Vivian Maier has gone viral and her magical pictures sell for thousands of dollars. Vivian was a tough street photographer, a secret poet of suburbia. In life she was a recluse, a hoarder, spinning tall tales about her French roots. Presented by Alan Yentob, the film includes stories from those who knew her and those who revealed her astonishing work.
Around 37:40 it shows several full rolls of film, ‘her hit rate was phenomenal’
Irish photographer Ross McDonnell has produced a unique Ambrotype wet plate edition of his original Auto Defensa portraits on Mexico’s drug war vigilantes, along with an accompanying short film.
Lost Hills Productions have sought to
explore both the local pride at these tiny communities rising up against the ruthless Mexican cartels and also the capacity these movements had for obstructing the course of law and meting out rough justice.
The rise of the Mexican vigilante movement had arrived and the public struggled to decide if they were a force for good or another corrupt player in a country exhausted by it’s own lawlessness.
Read more at Time
Sadly my mind goes directly to a Homer Simpson quote which turns out to be quite relevant. Critics of the vigilantes say that they are are violating human rights and denying accused criminals due legal process, but if you were that fed up with a corrupt or ineffective government, what would you do?
See also Rodrigo Canales’ talk on the deadly genius of drug cartels
P-51 “Mustang” fighter in flight, Inglewood, California, The Mustang, built by North American Aviation, Incorporated, is the only American-built fighter used by the Royal Air Force of Great Britain
4×5 Kodachrome transparency
It’s settled then, my next bike is going to be this exact matte olive with Australian Flag decals in black and white.
A young survivor uses a plastic cover to protect him from rain as he passes by a damaged Boy Scout statue at typhoon ravaged Tacloban city, Leyte province, central Philippines on Nov. 12.
Photo: Aaron Favila
The Big Picture has photo coverage of the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan.
The tragedy has killed thousands and displaced 600,000.
A few friends of mine, Tristan and Emlyn have organised a charity auction The Filipino Typhoon Benefit to help contribute to relief. It’s this Sunday at the Beaufort, if you can’t make it head to their online auction.