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Photo of the week No.45: Battersea Power Station by Bill Brandt, 1936

Oh my, the last photo of the week was in February this year. Not good, must improve, or stop classifying things as [something] of the week. 96 more words

Culture

The Bruntys

In the two weeks since I wrote about the Headstones Project, I have added fifty more photographs to the collection, with another 80 or so awaiting processing. 344 more words

Genealogy

on rules and photography

“I am not interested in rules or conventions. Photography is not a sport.”

Bill Brandt

On Photography

Michael Kenna:樹木值得我們去尊重及珍惜

英國攝影師Michael Kenna拍攝風景超過四十年,對樹木情有獨鍾,以簡潔的黑白照片來呈現樹木的美態。時隔四年,這位舉辦過逾400場展覽的攝影師,最近再度來港舉辦展覽《Philosopher’s Tree》,跟他分享近年香港古樹的命運,政府為斬腳趾避沙蟲處決過一些古樹,他聽完一臉錯愕,雖說不熟香港情況而沒有妄下斷語,可訪問期間他多次強調要尊重及珍惜樹木。「樹木對地球來說,不僅在生態環境及美學上,都有非常有價值。」更何況在香港,這些古樹還承載著歷史。

說起香港古樹,Michael Kenna感同身受,因他多次在日本北海道拍攝的Kussharo Lake Tree,在當地變得很歡迎,許多人慕名而來,不時爬到樹上,營地主人覺得太危險,便把它斬掉了。出版過一本同名攝影書,他覺得自己也有一定責任,「畢竟我的照片某程度上令那棵樹變得成名,間接令它面臨死亡。」好奇害死貓,人類的無知與無禮卻害死樹。同樣位於北海道的Philosopher’s Tree,獨自生長在一片莊稼田中,許多遊客私自潛入田園拍攝,對莊稼及園主的生活都造成影響,加上大樹有老化跡象,園主最後不得不出此下策,以解後顧之憂。說起這棵優美古樹的消失,他不無感慨,「樹木其實與人一樣,都是有生命的,值得我們去尊重。」

Michael Kenna自1970年代初已拍攝樹木,與樹木的淵源,更可追溯至其兒時的經歷。現年65歲的他,成長在英格蘭北部工業小城Widnes,家中距離公園很近,他不時與四位哥哥到公園玩耍。「我自小就對樹木感興趣,把樹木當成朋友,用它來創造故事,總幻想著有野生動物或太空船降臨在樹上。」後來當他接觸攝影後,樹木便成為了其拍攝對象,一切來得很自然。問他如何選擇想拍攝的樹木,他卻反問我如何選擇朋友。「每棵樹都有它的個性,其實就和朋友一樣,你們會互相吸引。」

旅行拍攝風景可以走馬觀花,但面對著朋友,Michael Kenna… 75 more words

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Raymond Moore

Raymond MOORE

During my research for assignment 4 and the exercises I came across a striking photograph in which a mirror fixed into a wall reflected a dog framed by a window. 543 more words

Fay Godwin

COMPARISON 1

Manny are hands thats sculpted, Manny are hands thats apparatus tools, extension of ourselves that possesses strength. We use it unconsciously like a foreign object but the lines between them holds detail truths. 63 more words

Bill Brandt