poniedziałek, 27 lipca 2015

Interview with Photojournalist / Documentary photographer Tomasz Lazar

Photographer Tomasz Lazar

Born 1985 in Szczecin, Poland. An independent photographer, a graduate of the West Pomeranian University of Technology, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology. Winner of photography contests in Poland and abroad (e.g. the Sony World Photography Award, the International…

Vintage: London Fog in black and white

July 1907: St Pancras Railway Station. (Topical Press Agency / Getty Images)

The cold weather preceding and during the smog meant that Londoners were burning more coal than usual to keep warm. Post-war domestic coal tended to be of a relatively low-grade, sulfurous variety (economic necessity meant that better-quality “hard” coals tended to be exported), which increased the amount of sulfur dioxide in the smoke. There were also numerous coal-fired power stations in the Greater London area, including Fulham, Battersea, Bankside, and Kingston upon Thames, all of which added to the pollution.

How Not to Succeed in The Art World

Artists everywhere work hard to sabotage their careers, compromise their reputations, make sure they never get shows, ignore the advice of gallery owners or advisors or coaches or consultants or anyone else knowledgeable about how the business works, all in order to maintain art world statures of consummate anonymity. In the interest of helping to streamline this process, and as a public service to all artists who cherish oblivion, I hereby offer the most expedient means of attaining and solidifying lifelong stature among the ranks of the unknowns. So are you ready to go nowhere? 

Great collection of photographers using Instagram

© Christopher Gianunzio // @christoper_gianunzio
There is a tendency among naysayers to refute Instagram's legitimacy, condemning it as nothing but a visualized Twitter. These wizards say it's not much more than a tool for self-promotion, navel gazing, or disguised brand building. That, despite Vik Muniz and Alex Praeger's Instagram prints garnering thousands of dollars in Aperture's 2013 benefit auction, there's no value in its incredibly low resolution. Despite this ongoing discourse, Instagram continues to be an impactful source of photographic discovery and influence, for some it's become its own distinct lens, and for others, it's become a sketchpad for larger ideas.