American photographer Christian Peacock has restored my faith in photography. Digital has reduced the human spirit to a polarised code – you are nothing but a combination of zeros and ones. Not true. Christian shot these beautiful creamy portraits with film. Old school with a touch of the old masters’ aesthetic. The people in these photographs exist. They breathe. They have lives. They have loves. They have triumphs and disasters. They are human. Humanity captured gracefully by a very talented photographer. In my book, old school is doing something real well; with spirit and passion. Christian should be proud of his old school credentials. Please check out his “Making of” blog and learn how analog photography changes the relationship between shooter and subject – the secret sauce that digital has all but forgotten. Source: Blog — Christian Peacock Photography
Automobiles used to be designed by humans for visual pleasure. Today, automobiles are designed by robots. In many ways, the degeneration of automobile design closely parallels the impoverishment of industrial design since the 70’s. Aesthetics used to be built into the functionality of everyday objects. In contemporary design, form strictly follows function – to the detriment of everything else. Pity.
I love storms. I believe Ireland and UK are being battered by some rather inclement weather this week, so I won’t dwell too heavily on my fascination with storms, and storm-chasers in particular, in respect for the people whose lives are adversely affected and the very real dangers storms pose to life and property. Mitch Dobrowner’s is a storm-chaser who captures, in beautiful black and white photography, the majesty and awesome power of storms in the American mid-west. Worth checking out his portfolio of images.
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