“she has absolutely no concept of taking no for an answer. it’s that confidence… that can’t accept any other way, and it’s what makes her so good at making things happen.”—curator mollie dent-brocklehurst on dasha zhukova
Hi! I didn't know your work before I was in Tumblr (few days ago ;) I like it very more and every day I ask me how I can contact with you to ask How you can take this beautiful pics only with an Ipod! The question has been answered yet. Congratulations from Barcelona!
Thank you for your kind words! Your work is very interesting as well. I don’t do anything unusual to take iPhone photos but I do pay close attention to light and composition when shooting with my phone just as I do when I shoot with my professional cameras. I try to shoot with precision rather than using my iPhone for snapshots.
Hi, my name is Helhaier(2nd h silent)amateur photo taker. i was thinking of posting pictures either tumblr or flikr. i remember you mentioning in one of the old posts about not getting credit by others re-posting. why did you choose tumblr over flickr?
i enjoy your work immensely!
Great question. I can see why you would be interested in the differences between the two platforms and why you’d want to choose one or the other. My initial guess is that you could use them in conjunction as I use Tumblr in conjunction with my website (you could use Flickr as a main place to show your photos and Tumblr as a place to blog) I don’t know a ton about Flickr so I’m not an expert on this topic, however I can say that for me, Tumblr is like a multimedia-blog addition to my website whereas for you, Flickr might take the place of a website since it is photo-based rather than multimedia based.
The issue of Tumblr (and Flickr?) allowing others to remove credit/click-through links to photos when they are re-blogged is indeed something I’m not fond of, however it’s not that big of a deterrent since most people are very considerate when re-blogging. I personally really like the interactivity of Tumblr and the “feed” concept that it has in common with Twitter. I can’t speak to whether or not Flickr has that feature.
Hope this helps. Thanks for your compliment of my work!
Do you have Polaroid? Or just a polaroid effect with your pc?
I have a Polaroid film camera and also I shoot “polaroids” with my iPhone using a polaroid effect application. You can see my film polaroids here and my Fauxlaroids here. What I post on Tumblr are mainly Fauxlaroids because they don’t have to be scanned like my film Polaroids and I like to always be posting new images! I really like this image of yours.
Realization of the evening: each print takes 7 passes with a paper cutter to trim to size for my portfolio. This means I’ll be making almost 1000 cuts to trim my 140 prints. This is, of course, assuming that I make no errors which is admitedly unlikely. Last week my printer was getting a workout, this week it’s my right arm and Dahle trimmer!
starting the long and vaguely tedious process of trimming 140 prints for my 2 new portfolios… my humungous dining table is now covered in a very large paper cutter, prints galore and zillions of paper shreds. good thing i cleaned the floors last night. that was very smart…
What is your favorite photo equipment?
I use a few things regularly: a Canon 5D MK II, a Polaroid 690, my iPhone, a few reflectors, and a few lenses (my favorites are the Canon 85/1.2L, 24-70/2.8L, and the 50mm/1.2L). Anything else I use/rent is on a per-shoot basis.
marina abramović is an amazing performance artist known for breaking boundaries and doing very powerful performances that explore the relationship between the performer and the audience. she has redefined relational art in a way that i find really fascinating and i admire her willingness to go against the cultural grain. you can view a trailer of an upcoming film about her work and her nyc moma retrospective here.
one of her most well known pieces is rhythm 0 (1974) in which she “offers her body (and by extension, her life) completely to her audience. she stands in a room with a table that held 72 objects—needles, grapes, knives, chains, a saw, lipstick, and a loaded pistol. a sign on the wall gives the audience permission to use the objects on the artist however they want. although they start off timidly, by the end of the performance her clothes have been cut off, and she has been sliced with razors. someone holds the gun against her head, and another audience member wrestles it away. this goes on for six hours.”
i really hope i can make it to nyc for her retrospective!
From PhotoCineNews: “The Associated Press has this excellent photo slideshow of images taken by David Guttenfelder while accompanying soldiers on military activities in Afghanistan between 2001 and today.”