The Gift Must Always Move

Here’s a clever accessory for the screen on your inferior no-film camera:

http://www.clearviewer.com/Products.html 

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Hear me now and believe me later: nothing says “I heart you” quite like the little Hama and/or generic camera screw, at the same site.

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Books, books, books; us Murkins’ is carrazy for Top Ten lists:

http://www.littlebrownmushroom.com/lists/top-10-books-of-2012-by-alec-soth-2/

The last I checked, there were only 14 remaining of the following fun second camera:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002YOVF90/ref=nosim/kkorg-20

Fujifilm INSTAX 210 Instant Photo Camera Kit with 5 Twin Pack of INSTAX Film

Lastly for now, treat yourself to some forties/fifties holiday froth: “The Lemon Drop Kid,” starring Leslie Townes “Bob” Hope!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nv_WZJPbWcc

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W. o’ W.: Susan Sontag

“In the journal, I do not just express myself more openly than I could do to any person; I create myself.”

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A One-Person, Self-Contained System

“When you are twenty years old and the photography instructor begins lecturing on form versus content, or that a photograph cannot tell a story, or that there are no rules of composition, or that things are changed when you photograph them, or that a photographic print is an interpretation of the world by a camera, or that he didn’t develop his film for months or years after he shot it; things can get philosophical and confusing pretty quickly… After seeing Garry shoot on the streets for the first time, I instantly realized that his print critique used the exact same technique as his shooting: confront, judge, capture and comment.) No one could size up a print in 1/500 like Garry.’

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

 http://www.ocgarzaphotography.com/documents/ClassTimewithGarryWinograndfinal3.pdf

Q. o’ th’ D.: A. O. Scott

…in this week’s Times Sunday Magazine.

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“The afterglow of your unique, youthful experiences — the kisses and cigarettes and cups of espresso that followed the movie, as much as the film itself — cast a harsh, flat light on the present, when you sit at home watching a DVD with a cup of herbal tea as your spouse dozes next to you on the couch. But don’t blame Hollywood for that!”

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Guess Who?

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Your first answer is… wrong.

 

Dave Brubeck, 1920-2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfLJN2ltEEI&feature=fvst

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aHGMDf42lw

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2htbaJFEAXQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4l1gI7qciqA

Time and Pictorialism

How are photographs supposed to look? Where might photojournalism fall on the spectrum between comfort and engagement?

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffbercovici/2012/11/01/why-time-magazine-used-instagram-to-cover-hurricane-sandy/

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http://www.prdaily.com/Main/Articles/13072.aspx

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http://maristredfoxesprssa.blogspot.com/

Anne Brigman, The Bubble, 1909

What would George Santayana have to say about all this?

Or this: http://lightbox.time.com/2012/10/25/a-vibrant-past-colorizing-the-archives-of-history/#1

Sheesh.