Hin Chua - After the Fall (2009)

Artist’s statement:

"For me, these images explore the unpredictable, often disturbing results of the collisions that are gradually and chaotically reshaping the spaces around us. These silent hand-overs, the transformations of one environment into another, may speak to something deeper within our collective memories: the loss of places we once knew, an inexorable reminder of the inevitability of change. A farewell to personal Edens."


Toshio Shibata - Dam (published 2004)


G. Hetzel - Cave Point (2014)


Eight of my favorites reflections, mostly shot in 2011. I feel the series was complete around the end of summer, but I keep on shooting those upside down reflections. I just love it.

They’re all untouched, except the 5th one (but it’s still a very light cropping). I shoot it as I frame it, cropped a lot, they wouldn’t make sense. It’s about seeing the reality the other way round on purpose. It’s not about shooting blind before cropping a lot.

Anyway, it’s fun trying because it’s challenging to frame something upside down while you focus “upside up” - you have to try to see what I mean.

For those who wonder, there’s not much editing in it either, with strong contrast lenses, a bit of saturation, the occasional weirdness of the Leica M8 sensor and you’re good to go.

I post those eight because they work well together. I avoided posting wide and b&w ones for the sake of consistency. May be I’ll post a b&w one soon.

I don’t have a lot of time right now, but I have lots of stuff to post and write about. I was foolish enough to buy a M Monochrom and boy it’s quite a body. Not for everyone, for sure, but quite spectacular, imho. I’ll post a quick hands on and a few pics this week. For those who don’t work this week-end, enjoy. For those who work, like me: courage! :-)


Rikki Reich, The Voice of the Silence


Conrad Jon Godly - Between Heaven and Earth (2009), oil on linen

Ansel Adams,  The Golden Gate Before the Bridge, San Francisco, California, ca. 1932; printed ca. 1972; photograph; gelatin silver print, 15 5/16 in. x 19 1/8 in. (38.89 cm x 48.58 cm); Collection SFMOMA, Gift of Alfred Fromm, Otto Meyer, and Louis Petri, San Francisco; © The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust
Source: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art


pronunciation | hon-neJapanese script | 本音 see also | tatemae 建前: what one pretends to believe


pronunciation | ta-te-ma-esubmitted by | scratchthatreverseit submit words | here Japanese script | 建前 see also | honne 本音: what one truly believes

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