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Quick lab video as i work out using Vine. Wrapped around some raw ideas from recent exposures in Madison to PhotoMidwest, LBM, FrakPhoto & PaulVanderbilt. Orthophonic Joy  the 1927 Bristol Sessions Revisted soundtrack sampled in the background.

I used YouTube for the full upload & embedded (since WP doesn’t support unpaid video hosting), and will sample that on Vine. Supporting social media as part of the workflow can seem like a time suck, almost equal or even exceeding the creation/ producing the original material. BUT, the mix-in, cross-inked end results that SM can generate reframe, re-state, & adhere the original work’s ideas in a mashup of free associations.  Which, stripped of intentions reveal alternate narrative, subtext or archetypal surprise. As if the artists’ work turns on its creator to introduce itself as a product not so much of that one person, but of all the raw materials & circumstances exploited to produce the work.

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Under the influence of The Democratic Camera

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Madison WI’s Overture Center reminds me of a smaller scale version of NYC’s Guggenheim Museum. The shell-like spiral staircase and open atrium are irresistible to the lens. Quick post this morning, additional images to come:

Overture Center Staircase

From the third floor of the Overture Center, looking down the main staircase.

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At the Museum

Something that used to be forbidden, now permitted if not actually encouraged: museum photography. In their contemplative or perhaps quizzical states the viewers draw the eye nearly as much as the artwork. In this case a review of contemporary photography.

At the Museum, NYC

Contemporary Photography exhibity, MOMA, NYC 2013

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After reading Rebecca Solnit’s Unfathomable City and Wanderlust these past few weeks my attention’s been re-focused on the history of landscape as cultural narrative and on human modified landscapes a reflection of our cultural values. Or the dis/integration thereof. The 1975 photography exhibition New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape” came to my attention this morning and I’ve since been web diving for information about the individual photographers who participated in this re-en/visioning of the traditional narratives of vast, wild, sublime American landscape. Their post-industrial, post-suburban, interstate sliced still lives of the land made subservient to human whim resonate deeply within my own assessment of what has changed everywhere we live in the past 50 years.

Frank Gohlke’s work should be known by anyone interested in contemporary interpretations of landscape. The following interview and retrospective slide show of the images he considers most significant nicely summarized his vision and intentions:

http://www.terrain.org/interview/28/

here today I’m editing & printing cityscapes and trying to design a promo postcard for the April show. Never was I much good at making choices and there are a lot of them to wade through, which photo, what dimensions, what to say, how much. learning as I go!  Thanks for stopping by the Driftless World.

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Hall Street, Brooklyn New York October, 2013

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NJ Turnpike, 5PM

Jersey Turnpike, restless

NJ Turnpike rush hour

New Jersey, stereotypically, restless. Follow the signs south to the shore. Garden State. #photography #urban #landscape #jersey

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River of Word Flow

Rhymes and Reasons

Alec Soth's Archived Blog

Alec Soth's Blog from 2006-2007

eduardo libby: photography blog

Writings about the art and technique of photography. Mostly with Nikon equipment.

RTW Roxy

23 years old girl travelling solo on a motorcycle.

Caitlin Jean Russell

Travel Tips, Photographs and Experiences

Roxy Travels

23 years old girl travelling solo on a motorcycle.

John Wreford Photographer

Words and Pictures from the Middle East & Balkans

Elan Mudrow

Smidgens

Frank Solanki

If you want to be a hero well just follow me

Travelling around the world

Traveller, photography

TravellersPlanet

a pair of ragged claws scuttling

Street Photography

Straßenfotografie • Beobachtungen am Wegesrand

Through Open Lens

Home of Lukas Kondraciuk Photography

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