One thing that still amazes me in photography, is that such a seemingly straightforward tool as a camera can bring about so many different forms of expression, can be a research tool to answer or pose so many questions and can result in endless combinations between motives, techniques and visual results.
Another guest blog at the Democratic Jungle this week. This time I wrote about Remembering photographs. I also added five photographs by Belgian artists that live somewhere in my memory. Head over to Democratic Jungle to read and see for yourself.
I am guest blogging for democratic jungle this month. Democratic jungle is a Belgium based photography platform who invite curators of the month and give them carte blanche to discuss (Belgium) photography. My first post is a reflection on David Claerbout’s ‘The Algiers’ Sections of a Happy Moment’.
They had been teasing us for weeks, showing glimpses of the exhibition, a photograph of the artist himself and invitations for the opening weekend and artist talk. Finally, last week, the photo museum of Antwerp opened the doors to Alec Soth’s exhibition ‘Gathered Leaves’.
What happens when eight writers interpret one photographer’s images? A collaboration between Belgian photographer Dirk Braeckman and literary magazine DW B gave us the answer.
Who says art photography needs to be serious? Photography is a great vehicle for playfulness and some highly regarded artists have mastered this attitude to the fullest. Let yourself be inspired to be more playful!