Monthly Archives: January 2022

Photography in Fiction: Around the World in Eighty Days

Jules Verne was a writer of fiction about the frontiers of technology and its impact on society, rather than a science fiction writer.  Hence, Around the World is about the potential for the latest technologies in travel and communications to … Continue reading

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Traces of Erewhon 7

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Pollution over Cambridge

View north from Magog Down, mid-day Friday 14th January 2022: Cambridge lies under a blanket of pollution after three windless freezing days.

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Shutter Hub: ‘Post Cards from Great Britain’ and ‘Postcards from Europe’

It’s not exactly the Family of Man for the 2020s, but the scope of these Postcard exhibitions has something of the same attempt to show a shared humanity.  ‘Postcards from Great Britain is a large-scale project from Shutter Hub, which … Continue reading

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Five Facets of Photography – Ideas that Changed Photography: Straight Photography

In the early years of the 20th Century it was increasingly realised that photography would not be taken seriously if it simply aped painting.  Ironically, Alfred Stieglitz, a supporter of the pictorialist Photo Secession in the US, was midwife to … Continue reading

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Five Facets of Photography – Ideas that Changed Photography: Marketing/Advertising

Advertising in the 19th century relied mainly on the power of the description of the product’s excellence and occasional unconvincing illustrations.  Recognition of the value of pictures, the improved technology of reproduction and the growth in newspapers and magazines provided … Continue reading

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Christmas Cards

Christmas is a disappointment, or at least that’s what might be concluded from the cards I received this year. I’ve often wondered what picture of how Christmas is seen you’d get from analysing the frequency of festive motifs or symbols … Continue reading

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Five Facets of Photography – Ideas that Changed Photography: Tabloids

In 1903 Alfred Harmsworth started the first modern tabloid newspaper, The Daily Mirror, in London. Appealing to the mass market, it presented the now familiar mix of crime stories, human tragedies, celebrity gossip, sports, comics, and puzzles.  Photographs were an essential … Continue reading

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Blue Rope – Painswick

29th December, almost the end of the year. Duck and hosin sauce pizza (really) in the Waypoint at Painswick Golf; blue rope spotted on the way up to Painswick Beacon.

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