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From a book that I’m reading…. “The best teachers are usually good comedians. The best baristas at Starbucks know your name and make you feel included in the community. The best pastors are amazing at telling jokes, parables, and related stories.” Totally true.

Short thoughts while editing…

Each photo has it’s character.  As a photographer when I do my editing, I usually face with the situation that each assignment (it doesn’t matter if is editorial work or business head shots) has its own character, it is incorrect do the editing with one simple formula, it just don’t work.  It takes a while to discover how to approach, and how to bring out life even more of what you have captured.  But once you find the way, the process flows much better.

Latest addition to the Nylon series. http://www.armandoborges.com - ©Armando Borges. 

Latest addition to the Nylon series. http://www.armandoborges.com - ©Armando Borges. 

newyorker:

A Western is identifiable by people on horseback in the West, and a musical involves singing and dancing. But what characterizes film noir? Richard Brody on the elusive genre: http://nyr.kr/1A6z3wz

“The term ‘film noir’ has come down to us as a product of a subordinate strain of French criticism, different from the one that came to dominate cinematic discourse with the concept of auteurism, as well as to dominate filmmaking itself through the innovations of the New Wave. It had no currency among Hollywood filmmakers of the forties and fifties, for the simple reason that French criticism over-all had little influence in the U.S. until the rise of the New Wave.”

Above: “The Maltese Falcon”

newyorker:

A Western is identifiable by people on horseback in the West, and a musical involves singing and dancing. But what characterizes film noir? Richard Brody on the elusive genre: http://nyr.kr/1A6z3wz

“The term ‘film noir’ has come down to us as a product of a subordinate strain of French criticism, different from the one that came to dominate cinematic discourse with the concept of auteurism, as well as to dominate filmmaking itself through the innovations of the New Wave. It had no currency among Hollywood filmmakers of the forties and fifties, for the simple reason that French criticism over-all had little influence in the U.S. until the rise of the New Wave.”

Above: “The Maltese Falcon”

(Source: newyorker.com)

urbanautica:

DARREN HARVEY-REGAN
‘Phrasings’

The Ravestijn Gallery, Amsterdam
01.11.2013 - 21.12.2013

In 1955, Fortune magazine published, ‘Beauties of the Common Tool’, a portfolio by Walker Evans featuring pictures of ordinary hand-made tools, such as a ratchet wrench and a pair of scissors. Harvey-Regan first constructed a montage of Evans’s images to make new forms. He then sourced matching tools, cut them in half and re-joined various halves together, with the resulting physical objects being photographed to create his final work. The montaged tools become both beautiful and bizarre objects, in which a ratchet wrench is combined with a pair of pliers and a Mason’s trowel joined with a pair of scissors.

Harvey-Regan finds photography that photographs objects – whilst in itself being an object – interesting as a concept. “It’s a means of transposing material into other material, adding new meaning or thoughts in the process. I think photographing materials is a way to consider the means of creating meaning, and it’s a tactile process with which I feel involved. Touching and moving and making are my engagement with the world and my art”.

Further illustrations in the exhibition include ‘The Halt’ in which a real axe pins the photograph to the wall, and ‘When is an image Not an image’, in which a trompe l’oeil effect occurs: an image comprised of surfaces and shadows is mounted on a block, two sides of which have a 45 degree outward bevel, meaning they are easily viewed, whilst the positioning of a spot-light on an adjacent wall creates a shadow on the remaining sides, thus completing the work’s ‘frame’.

On initial viewing, one may consider the works to be surrealistic, but Harvey-Regan refers to the works as ‘phrasings’, “different versions of a visual question or proposition”. He further elaborates: “If you take, ‘what happens if’…” as the beginning of the exhibition’s question, then the works explore how that question ends, by using the elements of the photographic material, the image, and the original object and shuffling these three around, giving different emphasis to each, in which each has a different phrasing”.

© The Ravestijn Gallery | Darren Harvey-Regan

natgeofound:

Astronaut Neil Armstrong floats in his space suit in a pool of water in 1967.Photograph by NASA

natgeofound:

Astronaut Neil Armstrong floats in his space suit in a pool of water in 1967.Photograph by NASA

(via photographsonthebrain)

Searching for creativity?

WANT TO BE MORE CREATIVE? SOMETIMES IT’S JUST A MATTER OF GIVING YOURSELF THE SPACE TO THINK, WRITES BRUCE NUSSBAUM

bloothammer:

naturepunk:

hometown-unicorn:

My eye caught a dark form lying on the river bottom. It took me a few moments to comprehend what I had stumbled upon. Lying peacefully in the shallow waters of the river, only a few meters from shore, was a full-grown cougar. The contrast between the serenity of the scene I was witnessing and what must have played out here in the cougar’s final moments made me shiver. It was the first shiver of many, as I stripped down and waded out into the icy water to get this shot. x




Great capture.

bloothammer:

naturepunk:

hometown-unicorn:

My eye caught a dark form lying on the river bottom. It took me a few moments to comprehend what I had stumbled upon. Lying peacefully in the shallow waters of the river, only a few meters from shore, was a full-grown cougar. The contrast between the serenity of the scene I was witnessing and what must have played out here in the cougar’s final moments made me shiver. It was the first shiver of many, as I stripped down and waded out into the icy water to get this shot. x

Great capture.

(via vettamore)

From a book that I’m reading…. “The best teachers are usually good comedians. The best baristas at Starbucks know your name and make you feel included in the community. The best pastors are amazing at telling jokes, parables, and related stories.” Totally true.

Short thoughts while editing…

Each photo has it’s character.  As a photographer when I do my editing, I usually face with the situation that each assignment (it doesn’t matter if is editorial work or business head shots) has its own character, it is incorrect do the editing with one simple formula, it just don’t work.  It takes a while to discover how to approach, and how to bring out life even more of what you have captured.  But once you find the way, the process flows much better.

Latest addition to the Nylon series. http://www.armandoborges.com - ©Armando Borges. 

Latest addition to the Nylon series. http://www.armandoborges.com - ©Armando Borges. 

newyorker:

A Western is identifiable by people on horseback in the West, and a musical involves singing and dancing. But what characterizes film noir? Richard Brody on the elusive genre: http://nyr.kr/1A6z3wz

“The term ‘film noir’ has come down to us as a product of a subordinate strain of French criticism, different from the one that came to dominate cinematic discourse with the concept of auteurism, as well as to dominate filmmaking itself through the innovations of the New Wave. It had no currency among Hollywood filmmakers of the forties and fifties, for the simple reason that French criticism over-all had little influence in the U.S. until the rise of the New Wave.”

Above: “The Maltese Falcon”

newyorker:

A Western is identifiable by people on horseback in the West, and a musical involves singing and dancing. But what characterizes film noir? Richard Brody on the elusive genre: http://nyr.kr/1A6z3wz

“The term ‘film noir’ has come down to us as a product of a subordinate strain of French criticism, different from the one that came to dominate cinematic discourse with the concept of auteurism, as well as to dominate filmmaking itself through the innovations of the New Wave. It had no currency among Hollywood filmmakers of the forties and fifties, for the simple reason that French criticism over-all had little influence in the U.S. until the rise of the New Wave.”

Above: “The Maltese Falcon”

(Source: newyorker.com)

(Source: imcallingshots, via vettamore)

urbanautica:

DARREN HARVEY-REGAN
‘Phrasings’

The Ravestijn Gallery, Amsterdam
01.11.2013 - 21.12.2013

In 1955, Fortune magazine published, ‘Beauties of the Common Tool’, a portfolio by Walker Evans featuring pictures of ordinary hand-made tools, such as a ratchet wrench and a pair of scissors. Harvey-Regan first constructed a montage of Evans’s images to make new forms. He then sourced matching tools, cut them in half and re-joined various halves together, with the resulting physical objects being photographed to create his final work. The montaged tools become both beautiful and bizarre objects, in which a ratchet wrench is combined with a pair of pliers and a Mason’s trowel joined with a pair of scissors.

Harvey-Regan finds photography that photographs objects – whilst in itself being an object – interesting as a concept. “It’s a means of transposing material into other material, adding new meaning or thoughts in the process. I think photographing materials is a way to consider the means of creating meaning, and it’s a tactile process with which I feel involved. Touching and moving and making are my engagement with the world and my art”.

Further illustrations in the exhibition include ‘The Halt’ in which a real axe pins the photograph to the wall, and ‘When is an image Not an image’, in which a trompe l’oeil effect occurs: an image comprised of surfaces and shadows is mounted on a block, two sides of which have a 45 degree outward bevel, meaning they are easily viewed, whilst the positioning of a spot-light on an adjacent wall creates a shadow on the remaining sides, thus completing the work’s ‘frame’.

On initial viewing, one may consider the works to be surrealistic, but Harvey-Regan refers to the works as ‘phrasings’, “different versions of a visual question or proposition”. He further elaborates: “If you take, ‘what happens if’…” as the beginning of the exhibition’s question, then the works explore how that question ends, by using the elements of the photographic material, the image, and the original object and shuffling these three around, giving different emphasis to each, in which each has a different phrasing”.

© The Ravestijn Gallery | Darren Harvey-Regan

natgeofound:

Astronaut Neil Armstrong floats in his space suit in a pool of water in 1967.Photograph by NASA

natgeofound:

Astronaut Neil Armstrong floats in his space suit in a pool of water in 1967.Photograph by NASA

(via photographsonthebrain)

Searching for creativity?

WANT TO BE MORE CREATIVE? SOMETIMES IT’S JUST A MATTER OF GIVING YOURSELF THE SPACE TO THINK, WRITES BRUCE NUSSBAUM

bloothammer:

naturepunk:

hometown-unicorn:

My eye caught a dark form lying on the river bottom. It took me a few moments to comprehend what I had stumbled upon. Lying peacefully in the shallow waters of the river, only a few meters from shore, was a full-grown cougar. The contrast between the serenity of the scene I was witnessing and what must have played out here in the cougar’s final moments made me shiver. It was the first shiver of many, as I stripped down and waded out into the icy water to get this shot. x




Great capture.

bloothammer:

naturepunk:

hometown-unicorn:

My eye caught a dark form lying on the river bottom. It took me a few moments to comprehend what I had stumbled upon. Lying peacefully in the shallow waters of the river, only a few meters from shore, was a full-grown cougar. The contrast between the serenity of the scene I was witnessing and what must have played out here in the cougar’s final moments made me shiver. It was the first shiver of many, as I stripped down and waded out into the icy water to get this shot. x

Great capture.

(via vettamore)

Short thoughts while editing…

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