Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Traveling, gathering, touristing... there are some oddball moments to find out there if you have your camera at an arms length. Makes me wonder if there are times when my 35mm and some Agfa APX could do me good... that and some down time for wandering.


Looking for more submissions... though I have quite a few to go through. I wanted to throw it out there that this site isn't about one thing or another. It's about a collective of creative folks from around the globe. I believe most photographers love to travel, wander and explore. This site's aim is to bring awareness to how big our photo sphere is.. and to connect one another. I encourage visitors (both previously and not previously posted before) to send work. Encouraging those who feel they have a unique project, perhaps a new perspective. Portraits, landscapes, personal work, still life, a new project, an old project.... a sketch of a new idea...

And once again I encourage people visiting and people previously posted to comment and give feedback... to make suggestions... to include links. Whatever you think helps enable the creative process and perhaps aid in inspiring others.

Herman Krieger, Eugene, OR.
"It's a Bird!...It's a Plane!...It's Fred Crafts!", Down Town Eugene.
Stan Banos, Oakland, CA
Pet Area taken at rest stop beside the Bonneville Salt Flats.
Timothy Briner, Booneville (s), USA.
Times Square, July, 2007

Monday, November 19, 2007

On Friday evening I was lucky enough to make it over to Timothy Briner's apartment for a party and get in some good conversation with him. He's been on the road a lot, working on his Booneville Project... and took a break while in town to have people over. It was a fantastic night.
One of the topics that came up was when photographers become voyeurs, using a camera as a means of looking into other people's lives...
To me, pretty much majority of the photographers I know, are voyeurs to some degree. We all get fascinated by lives that aren't ours...
sometimes we ask permission to enter and sometimes we just snap away unnoticed. He had taken a photograph of a salt and pepper porn channel while on his Booneville adventures... there's more that goes into it regarding the atmosphere.. but I'll leave that to Timothy.

Today's post involves wandering and lusting.... I strayed from the emails that have been piling up and started looking at old anonymous snapshots found on the web. Proof that throughout time... we photographers love being peeping toms (well at least I do). Enjoy. Have a great Thanksgiving and I'll be back to posting your entries next week.

voyeur (noun)
╚voyeur, Peeping Tom, peeper
╚perceiver; observer; beholder
╚spectator; witness; viewer; watcher; looker
a viewer who enjoys seeing the sex acts or sex organs of others.
Odd embrace..
Cut out..
August, 1935

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Photographs or fragmented memories...
or dreams that morph into a moment on film.
I'm not sure what it is about these three....
The word nostalgia comes to mind.

"A strange passion is moving in my head.
My heart has become a bird." -rumi
Alex Morel, Based in NY, roots in Dominican Republic

Lisa Elmaleh, New York
Ocean (dissolving), 2007
Aaron Joel Santos, Hanoi, Vietnam
Death is Not from the series Marion Rig

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Manipulated realities, as previously talked about here on Wanderlustagraphy, can be created simply by deciding exactly what moment you want to click the shutter... the "decisive moment" will you. Realities can also be manipulated through use of digital effects in photoshop and by use of artificial light.

Today's photographers are manipulating reality, creating images that make the viewer step back and look again, through the use of lighting and/or digital means.

Now back to that age old question...
What truths exist in photography?
Sasha Blackshear, was in NYC, currently in San Francisco
From her WWII Series
Joachim Lapotre, France
Rotten Bread from a series of still life photographs
Madame Peripetie, Germany
From the project Dark Illuminations