Happy Halloween everyone. The great thing about my interest in photography is that the subject itself accommodates a myriad of other interests; arts, science and philosophy – everything from the polished craftsmanship of advertising photography, through space imagery and ending in subjects of a distinctly esoteric nature. To my mind, the paranormal is just another name for natural phenomena that our materialist scientists don’t understand yet. Since the camera was invented, people have been seeing ‘ghostly’ images that weren’t meant to be there. Most are obvious hoaxes – others are not so clear cut. The ‘Freddy Jackson’ photo being a particularly fascinating story. Ghosts, ghouls and things that go ‘click’ in the night.
So, you think beauty is only skin deep. Not if you are using Photoshop layers. After layer, after layer, after layer... Link: the power of Adobe Photoshop - YouTube.
Belgium might not be world-renowned for spectacular landscapes – but it has a magical charm all of its own. Like its people and culture, there is a strength and depth to the topology that might not be immediately obvious. The more you look – the more you see – the more you like what you see. I choose the music of the 19th century French composer Erik Satie to accompany the film. Though not Belgian – the wistful melancholy of his music evokes the rhythms of Belgium – beautiful yet unobtrusive.
This article caught my eye this morning. We are all time travellers – we travel inexorably forward into the future. But to visit the past we need a Time Machine. And there is no better Time Machine than a camera.
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Every year, just down the road from where I live in Belgium, grown men and women dress up and play soldiers in a field outside the town of Waterloo. The Battle of Waterloo reenactment is an annual event that attracts thousands of participants and observers from France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Great Britain, Germany, Poland and …
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Seeing as there is a very autumnal feeling to the day here in Belgium – I’ve decided to post a series of photographs I shot last time autumn came around. I’ve always been a big fan of autumn – Albert Camus summed up the season best “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is …
Photography is a powerful form of meditation. When doing it right. Most photographers will attest to this phenomena – all peripheral thought and vision is dispensed with in the quest for the perfect shot. This can be a fleeting moment or can last for hours. That is one of the reasons why our craft is so enjoyable. This article claims that our increasing reliance on smartphones as our primary camera and on its inherent nature to distract our attention and hinder concentration – photographic results will inevitably suffer. I find the article clumsily written and contradictory in places – but do you agree or disagree with the basic premise? #photogs #photog #iphoneography #iphonography