“Old Lady Faces the Water Cannon,” 1970, © Kazuo Kitai
I wrote about Kazuo Kitai for LPV Magazine. His work is only just recently getting some attention outside of Japan but it’s extremely important. I’m honored to introduce his work.
April 11 2013 12:35 am • • 87 notes
“I struggled with this even earlier with Katrina; because of the Mississippi River project, everyone thought, “Oh, Alec should go to Katrina.” I wrote about this issue of how many people like me—these fine-art quasi-photojournalists—went there and made pictures, and I think there’s something problematic in it. The cell phone photo culture has changed everything. Everything can be documented. I sometimes think those cell phone pictures are more meaningful in terms of their craft—and lack thereof—than someone trying to get the right angle and the right light and all that.”
— Alec Soth
April 9 2013 11:31 am • • 4 notes
“I mean, there was a time when making a good picture was a difficult thing to do. In the photo galleries at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA), they have two Ansel Adams prints next to each other. A comparison talking about how he was able to achieve this other kind of print years after the first kind. And now, I hand the camera to my seven-year-old daughter. I put it on “program,” and she makes a stunning picture in terms of technical quality. There’s nothing to it anymore.”
— Alec Soth
April 9 2013 11:31 am • • 6 notes
(The Dziga Vertov Group)
Le vent d’est / Wind from the East , 1970.
April 7 2013 10:41 am • • 80 notes
DJ Koze - Homesick feat. Ada by Pampa Records http://bit.ly/Yxq46e (autopost from Soundcloud)
April 4 2013 5:08 pm • • 5 notes
DJ Koze - Das Wort feat. Dirk von Lowtzow by Pampa Records http://bit.ly/ZXoGZL (autopost from Soundcloud)
April 2 2013 12:23 am • • 2 notes
Lee Friedlander. New Orleans, Louisiana, 1968
This might be my “favorite photo ever,” if I had to pick such a ridiculous thing. And now a brag: I got to see it up close, all to myself, for as long as I wanted. in a Buddhist temple that has a gallery space.
(Source: revolvver, via caille)
April 1 2013 12:58 am • • 148 notes