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Make Your Own Scanner Camera by Mike Golembewski

In Project, Tips & Tricks on November 27, 2008 at 5:28 am

Turn a scanner into a camera that takes some pretty wild photos. An easy way to have fun with an old scanner!.

Photojojo said:

We’re gonna call it now — the flatbed scanner’s headed the way of the landline, the fax machine, and (dare we say it) the polaroid.

Sure, it’s probably got a few more years in it, but if you’re like us, you’re already using your scanner about as often as your thermal-paper fax.

Why fight it?

With a bit of foamcore and bit of Sunday afternoon, you’ll turn your flatbed into a frankenstein camera, ready to take ghostly images anywhere. Learn how in this video tutorial from our pals at Make.

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Anonymous Project by Angki Purbandono

In Artist Residency, Project on November 21, 2008 at 9:39 pm

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Statement

The idea “Anonymous Project” is coming from a three-month residency program Landing Soon #1 initiated by Cemeti Art House (Yogyakarta) and Arthoteek (Denhaag) in 2006. During my residency program, I collected old photographs bought from secondhand goods vendors, conducted a research, transformed them into new visual products—creating zinc-made neon boxes and attaching collection of found photos on them, and producing a video work—and hence reinterpreted the history.
The whole process has inspired me to start on thinking of a historical project based on collection photos I have. The underlying thoughts of this project are firstly, the history teaching methods are still concentrating around conventional ways such as delivering lectures using state-constructed history books while rich visual resources—photographs, drawings, videos and so forth—are deliberately neglected. Secondly, as the most popular documentation system introduced by the Dutch since more than a hundred years ago, photography products undoubtedly have become the genuine records of society, providing specific-mesmerizing features irreplaceable by other historical documents. However, photographs are traditionally kept as personal archives without any attempt at acknowledging them as valid historical reference has resulted in making them to become passive historical notes.

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ARAKI

In Article, Book on November 14, 2008 at 8:56 pm

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Nobuyoshi Araki
Interviewed by Jerome Sans

Jerome Sans: Why call your book “Araki by Araki” when you have edited most of your own books yourself? Was there something special about this one?

Jerome Sans : Mengapa buku ini anda namakan “Araki by Araki”, toh selama ini anda selalu meng-edit sendiri buku anda? Apakah ada sesuatu yang khusus mengenai karya yang satu ini?

Nobuyoshi Araki: I turned sixty at the end of the 20th century. In Japan, a sixtieth birthday, called the Kanreki, is a specific date representing a cycle of life that finishes while another one begins. It’s a passage, a renaissance. For this occasion, I thought of compiling all my works. I’ve kept some of the best for the end, like “Picasso’s Picasso”. First, I thought of publishing everything myself in Japan. But finally it seemed more interesting to do it through another person’s perspective, and most particularly a foreigner’s. For me, the “other person” is always a foreigner. And this time, it is indeed a foreigner, which is very fresh. Ultimately, this book is not “Araki by Araki”, but “Araki by TASCHEN”. I think it remains just as interesting. When a foreigner chooses my works, it can reveal to unknown aspects of myself. I’ve had many exhibits abroad (in Austria at the Wiener Secession, in Italy at the Museo-Centro per l’arte contemporanea Pecci de Prato …) and each time I encountered a similar experience. I had already found that things which did not seem particularly important to me were interesting to others.
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World Photography Award, Cannes 2009

In Awards on November 6, 2008 at 12:43 pm

As one of the largest photographic events existing today, The World Photography Awards (WPA), reach far beyond an awards programme for the still image. The WPA is a convergence of festival events, focused photographic agendas, exhibitions, awards schemes, student programmes and an industry-led gala evening ceremony which marks the pinnacle of the week-long event in April 2009.

The Sony World Photography Awards Gala and central exhibitions that support the awards’ nominees and honourees, occurs once a year in the prestigious Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France. The evening welcomes some of the most influential names in the photography industry, from press and media to gallerists, publishers, agents, critics, aficionados and the renowned artists themselves.

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Sadako’s Trip by Liu Tzu Cheng.

In Portfolio, Project on November 2, 2008 at 6:35 pm

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Statement

Sadako is a ghost figure. She lingers around certain places for unfinished business. If someone happened to take a picture in the ream, then it might appear in the image as a way to deliver her message to the living world.  The figure’s appearance in a picture stands for an omen to the innocent subject of the image.

Sadako adalah sesosok hantu. Dia gentayangan di tempat-tempat tertentu untuk menyelesaikan urusannya yang belum selesai. Ketika di sana ada yang kebetulan foto beramai-ramai, dia akan muncul di gambar yang dihasilkan sebagai cara untuk menyampaikan pesannya pada dunia kehidupan. Kemunculan sosok tersebut bertindak sebagai pertanda akan suatu imaji subyek yang innocent.

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