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’.
You are thinking about photography, you are talking about photography, you are going to exhibitions, you are researching new projects and looking for new gear BUT you are not making any photographs. Do you recognise this state?
In our current time, nothing can beat a laptop, tablet or smartphone in an information/m2 contest. Still, I am a huge fan of the library as an information and inspiration provider. Throughout my development in photography, the library became a loyal teacher.
I admit it, I am a library addict. The following scenario keeps happening to me: I go to the library to return some books (overdue because I borrowed too many) only to come back home with a pile of new ones.
Last year, I received online feedback after taking part in a photography competition. One of the recommendations was that I should read Charlotte Cotton’s book ‘The Photograph as Contemporary Art’.
Yesterday, I went to a lecture by a professor in experimental psychology that made all the artists in the room sit at the edge of their seat.