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Michael Snow – Disrupting the Suspension of Disbelief, Part I


Part 1: Simultaneous compression. When we pick up a camera and frame a composition in the viewfinder, we do so with a number of key assumptions about what happens when we press the shutter button and capture an exposure. A … Continue reading

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2014 Sony World Photography Awards – shortlist reviews


There were over 140,000 entries to the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, so it is a comprehensive world survey of what is going on in photography today and close to a miracle to make the shortlist for the competition! I’ve … Continue reading

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From 40 plates to 6 billion files – the scale of photography in a digital age


In November, 2011, I wrote a short piece on Managing the Image¬†– Sorting through the Catalog that explored some of the key differences for prolific digital photographers between managing an image archive of digital photographs and silver-based negatives. I was … Continue reading

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At Candela Books + Gallery – Louviere + Vanessa: Counterfeit


Counterfeit is the perfect title for an exhibition layered in irony and built with large-scale images of microscopic digital scans of global currency pressed with gold leaf and embedded in resin. Each image is extravagantly framed with unique ¬†carved wood … Continue reading

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Lets take the digital out of photography


Ever since the first sensor was mass produced we have been considering and analyzing the differences between the use of film to darken silver grains compared to the use of a CCD to record light. In 2011 I wrote a … Continue reading

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Landscape Photography – Three Photographers, Three Visions


(Puche, 2013b) The landscape of nature is like the human figure – it is a subject with endless possibilities for expression. Photographs of the environment can be appreciated simply for their depiction of beauty; they can reveal truths about our … Continue reading

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Critical Review: Maggie Taylor at Candela Gallery – “Subject to Change”


The exhibit of Maggie Taylor’s work, “Subject to Change” at Candela Gallery in Richmond, Virginia, is an intriguing and fanciful collection of photographs that seem like artifacts unearthed from the Victorian era and re-assembled by a surrealist archaeologist. Taylor’s images … Continue reading

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