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Cowok Otomotif by Julia Sarisetiati

In Portfolio, Project on October 30, 2008 at 12:20 pm

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Statement

What if it were man who dominated all advertising materials of cars and motorcycles? Just imagine that they could be found everywhere; it wouldn’t matter whether they’re in masculine or in smiley-sweet pose. simply as meaningless decoration.

Bayangkan jika  semua yang mendominasi materi promosi mobil dan motor adalah laki-laki. Khayalkan mereka ada dimana-mana. Berpose maskulin sampai manis pun tak apa. Sebagai dekorasi yang tak perlu memiliki makna penting apapun.

Every single thing related to automobile, I don’t know why, so often using woman figures as the models. And automobile show at the end turns into Sales Promotion Girl exhibition. In addition to that, cars and motorcycle promotion calendars also place women as their models. Automobile magazines also want to take part in inserting at least one page to put in a special column about woman and automobile.

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Belanda Sudah Dekat by Wimo Ambala Bayang

In Artist Residency, Exhibition, Portfolio on October 18, 2008 at 6:14 pm



Wimo Ambala Bayang
, born in Magelang in 1976, studied in the Interior Design Program at the Modern School of Design and the Photography Department at the Indonesian Institute of the Arts in Yogyakarta.

Wimo Ambala Bayang lahir di Magelang pada tahun 1976.Ia belajar desain interior
di Modern School of Design dan jurusan fotografi di Institut Seni Indonesia, Yogyakarta.

Wimo Ambala Bayang is an artist who works with photography and video. His works reflect unique perspectives towards culture that are not made under pretense to criticize, but to make us re-think the habits that seem ‘to have always been there’. History and facts, minor and major, are important aspects that must always be considered in the creative process.

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100 x France/Photographies francaises des origines a aujourd’hui

In Book, Exhibition on October 18, 2008 at 1:12 pm

One can understand here the emotion felt by the whole world on discovering photography: a dream becoming reality. This catalogue books tells a story that began officially in 1839 in Paris, and continues up to today’s conceptual photography. Straddling art and science, photography cannot be understood without an understanding of its technique. Each of these prints is accompanied by a text about the history of the photograph and the photographer, telling us also about France and the French, and Paris.

Satu hal yang dapat dipahami adalah perasaan yang menggugah hati seluruh dunia atas penemuan   fotografi: mimpi menjadi kenyataan. Buku katalog ini bercerita bagaimana awalnya fotografi pada  tahun 1839 di Paris, dan berlanjut hingga hari ini seperti konsepsi fotografi yang kita pahami sekarang. Berada diantara seni dan science, fotografi tidak dapat dipahami tanpa pemahaman   prinsip teknis. masing-masing cetakan gambar disertai catatan sejarah fotografi tersebut dan si fotografernya, bercerita kepada kita tentang Paris di negeri Perancis dan orang-orangnya.

In memory of Janine Niépce (†)
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KL Photo Awards 2009

In Awards on October 17, 2008 at 12:55 pm

Announcing a major new international photography competition to discover emerging talent in contemporary portrait photography across malaysia and the region.

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Unphotographable

In Project, Website on October 17, 2008 at 2:18 am



What is this?

Unphotographable is a catalog of exceptional mistakes. Photos never taken that weren’t meant to be forgotten. Opportunities missed. Simple failures. Occasions when I wished I’d taken the picture, or not forgotten the camera, or had been brave enough to click the shutter.

Unphotographable adalah katalog kesalahan yang luar biasa. Foto tidak pernah dieksekusi dengan maksud untuk dilupakan begitu saja. Kesempatan yang gagal. Kegagalan yang simpel. Disaat peristiwa itu datang aku berharap dapat mengambil gambar, atau tidak lupa membawa kamera, atau memiliki keberanian yang cukup untuk menekan shutter camera.

Why do you do this?
I’m a photographer. But I’m not the kind of photographer who prefers looking at life through a lens. If we take photographs to remember, what do we do when we’re not taking photographs?

Aku seorang fotografer. Tapi aku tidak seperti fotografer yang umumnya melihat hal-hal tentang kehidupan dari balik lensa. Jika kita mengambil gambar untuk mengingat kembali, apa yang kita lakukan saat kita tidak memotret gambar tersebut?

Unphotographable’s been featured on BBC2, USATODAY, the Los Angeles Times and Yahoo! In March of 2007, Unphotographable (the installation) was included in “Command-Z” a group show at the Torrance Art Museum in Torrance, CA.

Click here to see Unphotographable.

Holga Diary, Anang S.

In Photo Box on October 17, 2008 at 2:12 am

The First $3M Photograph

In Article on October 17, 2008 at 12:43 am

An Andreas Gursky diptych fetched more than $3.3 million at a London auction last month, topping Edward Steichen’s previous record.

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Camera Trap Catches Unusual Poses of Smaller Forms of Wild Life (Jan, 1933)

In Tips & Tricks on October 17, 2008 at 12:14 am

Camera Trap Catches Unusual Poses of Smaller Forms of Wild Life

AN ORDINARY mouse trap and a few feet of 1/2″ x 1-1/4″ stock are all the parts required to make this automatic shutter release for your box camera. The device, which should be painted green, is unique in catching unusual poses of small forms of wild life.

At one end of the 51-in. base, construct a mount for the camera. The rear of the mount is 5-3/4″ and the front is 5-1/2″ to allow the lens to point down into the camera field. Screw the trap to the base of the device directly below the lens. A short length of wire connects the camera lever to the trap spring. Another length runs from the trigger through wire screw-eyes in the base to the opposite end where a nut or morsel of food is fastened as bait.

I Hope You Are All Happy Now

In Book on October 16, 2008 at 8:23 pm

I Hope You Are All Happy Now is a photography book by Nick Zinner, the guitarist for the New York indie-rock band Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Zinner is an accomplished photographer. He studied photography at Bard College and has released three separate collections of his work: No Seats on the Party Car (2001), Slept in Beds (2003) and I hope you are all happy now (2004), which features an introduction written by director Jim Jarmusch. He also studied photography in Paris, France in 2001 before meeting Karen O.

I Hope You Are All Happy Now, adalah sebuah buku fotografi Nick Zinner, Gitaris dari band New York indie-rock Yeah Yeah Yeah. Zinner seorang fotografer yang handal. Dia belajar fotografi di Bard College dan telah menerbitkan 3 koleksi karyanya yang berbeda: No Seats on the Party Car (2001), Slept in Beds (2003) and I Hope You Are All Happy Now (2004), dengan pengantar istimewa yang ditulis oleh sutradara independent Jim Jarmusch. Ia juga belajar fotografi di Paris, Perancis di tahun 2001 sebelum bertemu Karen O.

“Nick Zinner has a rock ‘n’ roll eye for the details of life on the road, exposing YYY’s rise from the gutters of NYC’s East Village to the pages of Rolling Stone. But these are more than casual tour snapshots. His eye is sharp. Music loud ‘n’ wild ‘n’ free comes to life on the pages of this book. These pix are a personal view to where he’s at — the faces, the places, the gore, and the glory — all the highway songs along the way. By the pictures’ own admission, the fans in the crowd take center stage, and by now we are all among them, in the front row, looking up into his lens.” –Lee Renaldo / Sonic Youth

“Nick Zinner memiliki mata rock ‘n’ roll yang melihat dengan detil kehidupan di jalan. menyingkap YYY’s
dari selokan NYC’s East Village sampai ke halaman-halaman majalah Rolling Door. Tapi ini bukan sekedar dokumentasi yang biasa. Matanya sangat tajam. Music hingar bingar bebas dan liar menjadi hidup dalam halaman-halaman buku ini. foto-foto tersebut memandang banyak hal dengan sangat pribadi – wajah wajah, tempat-tempat, darah dan kebanggan – semuanya menjadi lagu yang diteriakkan sepanjang jalan. Lewat gambar-gambar ini ia memberi penghargaan tersendiri, bagi penggemar yang berdesak-desakan di depan panggung, dan sekarang kita telah menjadi bagian mereka, berbaris didepan, menatap langsung ke dalam lensanya.”  -Lee Renaldo / Sonic Youth

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Scratch-N-See: Vandalize Your Photos in the Name of Art

In Tips & Tricks on October 15, 2008 at 12:57 pm

We love Josh Poehlein’s photography portfolios, “Unstill Lives,” and “Ghosts” because they don’t show us everything.

Wait, what? Sure, photography’s all about revelation. But sometimes the best photographs are of the things you can’t see.

Poehlein takes this one step further by taking one step back. Let us explain: he scratches off the emulsion from his prints in order to add another image, often of what you’d imagine would be in the photo but isn’t. A stream of water from a dry showerhead, birds in an empty nest, a giant boat in the distance of a still lake.

The results are even more awesome if you can draw. Which we can’t. Still, we had fun making our own scratch-n-see works of art. And they turned out pretty great, if a little amateur next to Poehlein’s genius. (That’s our monster on Coit Tower, in case you couldn’t tell by the, ahem, difference in skill.)

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