Contemplating video

  Pros It fits with the festival/Gen Z feel of the place Could capture more effectively the unique atmosphere More engaging in this age of attention deficit A multi-media experience would be more interesting for an exhibition Good creative options beyond pure documentary Cons Privacy – getting permissions would be problematic Revealing any illicit behaviour … Continue reading Contemplating video

The telepathic camera

“How do I focus it?” Joe asked him, lowering the camera. “Oh, don’t bother about that. Just look at me and push the little lever. Your mind will do the rest.” “My mind.” Joe snapped a photo of his host, then handed the camera back to him. “The camera is …” He searched for the word … Continue reading The telepathic camera

An opportunity not taken

Photographs Not Taken is the kind of book you can dip in and out of. It is a collection of short essays by an impressive roster of photographers who describe, with varying levels of writing skill, images/experiences they did not capture with their cameras. The ‘author’ Will Steacy says in his preface that the essays … Continue reading An opportunity not taken