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Aesthetics beyond the image

Opening questions: What is beauty? What is elegance? What is ugliness? What is refinement? What’s the difference between functionality and art? What do we prefer one object over another, given choice, and identical function/ consumption of resources? 1,596 more words


Oh, How Dark Room Work is Easier Now

When I was young, I had access to my Dad’s darkroom, so I began railfanning using black and white film.

For me it was dangerous. Film developing and printing consisted of dangerous chemicals, a sealed room in which I’d breathe their vapors, and the foolishness of youth in not wearing gloves but dipping my hands in the chemicals. 248 more words

Robert Farkas Photography

on photo portraits

“Every image is in some way a “portrait,” not in the way that it would reproduce the traits of a person, but in that it pulls and draws (this is the semantic and etymological sense of the word), in that it extracts something, an intimacy, a force.”

Sally Mann

On Photography

Photoessay: Idea of Man, Lisbon

Continuing my ongoing exploration of the Idea of Man theme in Lisbon has lead to a bit of a divergence – on one hand, we have the very social areas where the tourists and residents congregate and interact; on the other hand, there’s also definitely a sense of isolation and a city that’s a bit too big for the number of people living there. 161 more words


{Importance} of Photography

Since their invention, cameras have provided a myriad of experiences for all mankind. Susan Sontag writes in her famous essay, On Photography, that “…The camera makes everyone a tourist in other people’s reality, and eventually in one’s own.” For example, throughout my childhood, I traveled around the United States seeing countless historic landmarks and scenic sights. 423 more words

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For World Photography Day, 5 Haiku and a Reflection

We call them captures.
These images become like
Us. Stockholm syndrome.

I kidnap babies,
It’s true, dimples, smiles, and curls
In ones and zeroes.

When photographing… 186 more words