Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Faux Lomo Effects

It's all in the colours, really.

I still remember how puzzled I was by polaroid effects when colour became possible for amateurs in the 1960's. There was a bleached, unreal tint to family shots and I was much pleased to discover slide film at the end of the decade.

This offers a nod to Faux Cross Processing, but is too sharp to take the viewer in,
I think.

Hotel Sculpture

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Photographers and Moral Rights

There is an engraving by Gustave Doré which shows Don Quixote feverishly brandishing his sword at fantastical creatures swarming round his head. They have emerged from the book of fictional stories that he is reading and he is much exercised on the subject of defending the vulnerable from the over strong.

It is the closest image I can find that expresses the sheer weirdness of contemporary life in relation to Internet usage, particularly copyright and artists' rights.

Don Quichotte, c'est nous?