For this week’s photo challenge.
Paleica’s February Motto is “Structures & Rhythms“, and this is my interpretation.
Contributing to Lucile de Godoy’s 101 Photo Rehab, and an addition to my last two posts – check out the other great entries for the rehab! You are in for some inspiration.
…and some more patterns for Paula – from a shop offering vintage clothes where I always find fancy things I can photograph, right in the street.
Paula from Lost in Translation wants to see patterns, and I want to start presenting my new series Le bonheur dans la rue. Et voilà!
After deciding this was the story for Paula’s Guest Challenge – How to Tell a Story through Colour Photography – I first thought I should add a narrative text. But then I decided on the title, and I will say no more.
A contribution for Magic Letters: I. The challenge is to photograph Innen: the inside. Im Holz means ‘in the wood’ and this part shows a fruit tree fracture that only occurred during last summer’s storms. The wood is still relatively fresh.
What if every picture of the 2/3 series were a word? Each one acquires part of its meaning through a certain use in a certain context, any single picture relating to the sequence the way a word relates to a sentence, sentences after sentences – sequence after sequences – woven into a narrative. And then there are the simple words and the complex ones, some of them able to stand alone while others do not mean much outside the structure of the sentence. This might be the field I am currently playing on.
(I arrived at this short description because it seemed clear from the beginning that I might post the same picture more than once, depending on the use I might have for it in different contexts. That’s how I arrived at language: I also use some words more than once, and while they always almost mean the same, the sentences they are part of mean very different things.
You’ve seen two of the above pictures already, but I needed the car for obvious reasons. But was it necessary to re-post the last picture as well? Deleting it from this sequence felt like something went missing, so: yes, had to re-post it!)
A cover art idea for Jun’ichirō Tanizaki’s In Praise of Shadows…
Weekly Photo Challenge: Escape
When I think of pictures, I often think of lines – outlining the shape of an object, or adding up to shades of gray in a hatching. Michelangelo, however, thought that there were no lines in nature; there are only surfaces. And from a photographic point of view, he is spot-on: Photography gives us a unique chance to present surfaces with relatively little effort. Maybe that’s why I like photographing stone so much.
My contribution for this week’s photo challenge – culture – shows a statue by F. Schaper (dated 1904/05) representing Gustav Freytag, a German homme des lettres.
A contribution to the Weekly Photo Challenge – I love looking up!
Weekly Photo Challenge: Change