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At last

February 15, 2017

Wondering time ago whether technological improvements in cameras make our way of seing better or not.

And, at last the answer is no.

Made with an old Kodak Six-20

No one painted in such a detail the Renaissance artists did. But representation evolved despite that. People see in a different way not due to how resolutive images can be made.

Photographic improvements bring new tools, but don't bring new eyes. Photography is about light, about seeing.

 

The grid

February 15, 2017

 

A reading for artists

February 12, 2017

Thrilled time ago by those pictures thanks to some writings and museum visits, that's actually very out of date but bringing some interesting paragraphs about them.

http://www.metmuseum.org/press/exhibitions/2000/ancient-faces-mummy-portraits-from-roman-egypt

 

Here you have this couple, absolutely amazing, and some more about

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fayum_mummy_portraits#

 

Balance

February 9, 2017

 

Correct

February 8, 2017

Extracted from a 1919 publication, this sentence isn't still out of date:

«At present there is an inclination among artists of all kinds, but specially among photographers, to consider any picture which is well arranged, pleasing in its tone qualities, and of an agreeable texture -in other words, which is esthetically gratifying- as artistically complete and satisfactory»

 

Original

February 7, 2017

This one comes out straight on from the digital camera. No adjustment.

And I like it very much.

 

The project

February 6, 2017

 

 

Trying to add this photograph some other time. It wasn't possible.

But now it is.

Actually my only project is taking photographs, ...

 

The unexpected

February 3, 2017

Enough of pinhole now. Those last works need some further reflection, while remaining inside plastic sleeves.

That one was made with a good digital camera.

Waiting for the unexpected doesn't make things actually happen. But it's the best attitude for a photographer.

 

 

A book

February 2, 2017

For those interested in pinhole photography, that's a kind of bible about the subject:

http://ericrennerphoto.com/artwork/1592073_Pinhole_Photography_From_Historic.html

 

A landscape

February 2, 2017

 

That's not experimental. Just a pinhole photograph.

I made many of them, but never got something like that.

It seems getting that last camera was a good idea...

 

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