Saturday, 26 September 2009

Friday, 25 September 2009

Thursday, 24 September 2009

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Taryn Simon photographs secret sites.


I thought this was pretty interesting. Its always interesting to hear an artists motivations for doing something, for me anyway.
She had some photographs up at the Photographers gallery for the Deutsche Borse Photography prize earlier this year.




Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Naomi Klein. No Logo

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The book of this is very good, if a little difficult to read at times. But this little documentary is a pretty concise version of it. Watch it.





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Monday, 21 September 2009

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Fashion Shoot Part One

One of the photos from earlier today. Gonna go shoot in a different location this evening.


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Free association

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Milk by Moka Only, from the album Airport...





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I've gotta say i'm not a big fan of the artwork! But you shouldn't judge a book by its cover. The records really good. Definatley worth checking out.

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Monday, 14 September 2009

Sunday

I went for a wander around central, and didn't shoot too much other than this 1st picture, and the post from yesterday, but just as i was about to jump on the tube i came across this protest march.


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Sunday, 13 September 2009



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Manufacturing Consent - Noam Chomsky And The Media

I can't recommend this enough.





Its not the highest quality video, and it is nearly 3 hours long, but its definately worth watching.
Or if you feel like splashing out you can buy the DVD here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Manufacturing-Consent-Noam-Chomsky-Media/dp/B001IO151K/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1252840179&sr=8-2

Saturday, 12 September 2009

Chuck Close on Inspiration

"The advice I like to give young artists, or really anybody who'll listen to me, is not to wait around for inspiration. Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightning to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work. All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work itself. Things occur to you. If you're sitting around trying to dream up a great art idea, you can sit there a long time before anything happens. But if you just get to work, something will occur to you and something else will occur to you and something else that you reject will push you in another direction. Inspiration is absolutely unnecessary and somehow deceptive. You feel like you need this great idea before you can get down to work, and I find that's almost never the case."

I came across the article below a while ago, these aren't my words.


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This is a still frame, only moments before the man's straight razor slices the woman's eyeball, from the surrealist film Un Chien Andalou (1929) Directed by Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí
My ENG 101 class watched this film today and then we discussed the idea of "meaning." So many of them are still under the impression that there’s such a thing as universal meaning, that there exists a right way and a wrong way to understand something.
Students said stuff like, “It didn’t make any sense.” or “What’s the point?”
As a teacher I’m excited to be the person who introduces them to the idea that there is no such thing as “meaning,” no such thing as “a point.” Just as there is no such thing as right or wrong, no such thing as good or bad - that the only thing which truly exists is our own personal perception of these things, our own personal truth, our own idea of what is good and bad. Not an easy concept to grasp when you’re 18-19 years old and you’ve been programmed by public education, religion, and American capitalism. But I’m impressed with their willingness to grapple with these new ideas. It was an exciting day.


Original Article Here: http://brightstupidconfetti.blogspot.com/2006/01/this-is-still-frame-only-moments.html

Friday, 11 September 2009

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Tuesday, 8 September 2009