Samy & Marc

Some of my readers may remember my regret for not approaching someone in the Nomadic Gardens to arrange a shoot. Soon afterwards, I saw that a superb photograph of Samy, by David Cantor, was one of the BJP Portrait of Humanity finalists, and felt resigned to the idea that this was a lost opportunity. (A … Continue reading Samy & Marc

Reflection – December 2019

This is disappointing to read – apparently “there’s no bottom to the rabbit hole.” Gutted. Seriously though, I need to be more disciplined and decisive in closing down Google tabs that aren’t gleaming with nuggets PDQ. One of my lovely fellow OCA students recently said that although she is now retired, Contextual Studies is consuming … Continue reading Reflection – December 2019

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