dimanche 18 novembre 2012

Slow Photography Movement

Dreamscapes : Slow Photography Movement

"My new quest in life is to create a slow photography movement, not unlike the slow food movement.  I’ve noticed a somewhat alarming trend in recent years, especially during 2011/12.  Yesterday as I made my way home along a slow, winding dirt road in central Vermont I listened to a story on NPR about campaign ads, most specifically online ads.  The report stated that during the ’08 campaign YouTube viewers watched 1 billion minutes of Obama campaign videos online, that’s a collective 2,000 years worth!  The point was that media is being generated and consumed at an unprecedented rate and volume and in the case of advertising can be modified and redistributed rapidly depending on effectiveness using real time data."

Author: Kurt Budliger
Source: Dreamscapes

samedi 17 novembre 2012

Slow photography rebellion

In photography, we're at the dawn of a new rebellion. Doing slow photography for our art and personal images means taking on an attitude of awareness. Slow Photography is also an ideology, an emerging movement, and a rebellion in how we make our photos. Slow photography seeks sanity, savoring a mindful photography process. It also tries to avoid putting the photographer, other people, animals, and nature at risk.
Slow photography offers a sane way for film and digital photographers to think about photography. It is not about gear. We can do slow photos with 8 x 10 “instant” Polaroid, with 8" by 10" and larger plates, with Impossible Film, with medium format, 35mm, Instax, iPhone, Instagram, with an iPhone slow photography housing — whatever gear you choose is fine because equipment is not at all the point of the SPR.

Author: Jim Austin MA
Source: Film photography project

dimanche 11 novembre 2012

One picture a day...

"One picture a day, keeps the doctor away!"

samedi 1 septembre 2012

Dorothea Lange / See without a camera

"The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera."

Dorothea Lange

dimanche 12 août 2012

Joachim Lafosse / Etre photographe...

"Etre photographe, c'est avoir un regard et vivre de ce regard."

Joachim Lafosse citant son père dans Le Soir, 11-12/8/2012, p26

dimanche 8 juillet 2012

Jacques Vilet / Les reponses

"En regardant maintenant mes premières photos, je me suis aperçu que toutes mes questions étaient déjà là. Mais je ne savais pas que c'étaient des questions! On ne peut parfois poser les vraies questions que quand on en connaît les réponses."

Jacques Vilet / Conversations avec Yvonne Resseler / Editions Tandem / p11

mardi 26 juin 2012

Atelier de Slow Photography

La Slow photography, c’est le plaisir de la redécouverte de la photographie. Equipé de votre appareil photo (numérique ou argentique, noir et blanc ou couleurs, peu importe son âge ou ses performances, pourvu qu’il fonctionne), l’atelier vous amènera à l’aide de petits exercices à vous réapproprier la photographie plutôt que les photographies, à remettre en avant le plaisir de « prendre le temps » de photographier. Un atelier pour apprendre à regarder autrement le monde qui nous entoure et les images que nous en faisons et à imaginer la décroissance aussi dans les pratiques artistiques. Attention : Un crayon (bic, feutre) et un appareil photographique sont indispensables pour chaque participant de cet atelier (du Kodak box au smartphone, tout peut convenir).

Animateur : Charles Lemaire - Slowphotographe

Source: Etopia / REE

dimanche 6 mai 2012

Michael Wesely / Open Shutter at The Museum of Modern Art

"For more than a decade, Michael Wesely (German, b. 1963) has been inventing and refining techniques for making photographs with unusually long exposures-some as long as three years. In 1997 he began using this unique approach to photography to explore major urban construction projects, such as the rebuilding of Potsdamer Platz in Berlin. Buildings that are demolished or constructed over the course of Wesely's long exposures often appear ghostlike, evoking simultaneously a vanishing and emerging presence.

Open Shutter focuses on a major body of work created by Wesely at the invitation of The Museum of Modern Art. In the summer of 2001, he set up cameras at several locations in and around the Museum's ambitious renovation and construction project. Completed in June 2004, at the conclusion of major construction, Wesely's photographs provide an absorbing perspective on the historic transformation of the Museum's home in the heart of a thriving city.

The exhibition is accompanied by a publication, which presents Open Shutter in full-page plates and enlarged details that enable readers to discover the rich complexity of each photograph."


A rapprocher du travail d'Ollipekka Kangas

jeudi 15 mars 2012

Photographie boudhiste ?

"I’m learning to see – colors, shapes, the geometry of nature, the constant birthing and dying in front of me and in me – and learning to reflect this vision in my photographs. The practice of picking up my camera opens my eyes. What a joyful discovery!
Photography has been a part of my life for many, many years, as has meditating in the Buddhist tradition. In the late 1990’s, I noticed that these two practices were beginning to mirror one another. This especially seemed true during the weeks each year that I would spend in solo retreat. My photographs were evolving, reflecting in the silence of retreat the quieting and settling of my mind.
More recently I have begun photographing and teaching in the contemplative Shambhala Miksang tradition. This path offers vision, ground and language for my practice of photography.
So what is contemplative photography? For me, it's slowing down enough to notice, to really see what is in front of me. Later, viewing the image, I often notice that it triggers emotions – sadness, appreciation, quiet excitement, joy, a sense of becoming. A good photo is an adventure in softening, in opening, in letting the world touch me.
Jake Lorfing


jeudi 8 mars 2012

Exposed! Slow Photo Movement

"Creating better photos by slowing down.
Single photo capture
Allow mistakes to happen
Use a tripod
Pro Perspective
Final Frame"

Source: Exposed! / Harry Nowell

mardi 6 mars 2012

Deuxieme atelier de Slow Photography

Le mardi 13 mars 2012, à Louvain-la-Neuve, dans le cadre du Photostival, organisé par le Photokot LLN, j'anime un atelier de Slow Photography aux auditoires Montesquieu.

Plus de détails sur le site du Photokot

jeudi 1 mars 2012

Assignment #15: Slow Photography

"To me, slow photography can mean one of two things: 1) slowing down the actual process of taking a photo, and/or 2) capturing photos that slow things down and visually show the passage of time in a photo."

Source: Through the Eyes of the Heart / Lisa Narduzzi / November 11, 2011

jeudi 23 février 2012

Slow photography in New Zealand

"The joy of using these cameras though was the feeling of magic – the silence of light flooding through the pinhole as I peeled back the cardboard shutter was a beautiful antithesis to the click and wind of a film camera or the stuttering beeps of digital. Because the aperture which allows light into the tin is so small, and the paper not as sensitive as film, the negatives have to be exposed for a long time (around thirty seconds in sunlight) and this pushed me towards brief periods of meditation as I exposed them, sitting very still, counting the seconds and looking intently at the subject of the photograph. Sitting or kneeling even for half a minute makes you aware of so much more around you. The snow chills the knee which bears most of your body weight, you notice the movement of insects in the grass, the rain beats harder on your hood."

Source: Photo essay: Slow photography in New Zealand / Chris Mackie / October 19, 2011

mardi 17 janvier 2012

Henry David Thoreau / Tuer le temps

"As if you could kill time without injuring eternity."

Henry David Thoreau, "Economy," Walden, 1854

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