street where my folks live
Abram Joseph Bonda took pictures of Bergen, a cute little village in the Northern part of Holland, from 1907 till 1928 when he died. 148 glass negatives have been preserved and bundeled in a book my dad bought three years ago.
I love browsing through it, seeing how the village where I grew up as a kid was so different a hundred years ago. I can’t imagine - women wearing these amazing dresses and men in a gentlemen’s suit wearing hats.
My dad grew up in Bergen as well, he was born in the same house where he still lives to this day actually, with my mom. He knows all the pictures by heart and knows exactly where each photo was taken. He loves where he lives and enjoys it every single day. And I love my dad to bits, so this one’s for you pap :)
"Back in the days when I was a teenager…"
In the early 80s East Flatbush, Brooklyn, Jamel Shabazz set out to document the then nascent movement of hip-hop. Charlie Ahearn’s rough-and-ready documentary Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer, pays tribute to this pavement portraitist of the late-20th century. See a snippet of it here.
Hiphop Trivia 1: the quote above is from?
Hiphop Trivia 2: recognize the second photo from somewhere?
Beautiful mundane Mississippi, captured just right by Missy Prince. This is the stuff that makes my heart sing.
Great work by Lilly Lulay, very graphic design esque photography. I love the presentation of the cut-out photgraphies in United Colours of Venice.
I want to go to New York. Meet the Humans of New York.
Ed van der Elsken
Amsterdam I heart you so much!
This summer Foam is presenting a series of new work by Marnix Goossens in the exhibition Yonder. In Yonder Goossens concentrates on surrogate nature in slightly run-down interiors, showing man’s secret yearnings for exotic destinations and snow-covered mountains in the form of palm-print wallpaper and decorative posters. The exhibition features a combination of Goossens’ photographs combined with a short video.
The ongoing series Accidental Archives by Sara Cwynar works through photography’s inherently archival nature - it involves making strange versions of familiar images, and finding examples of preexisting “archives” in the world waiting to be documented. The common theme seems to be how we use photography as a device (one among several) to create those relationships that determine our understanding of the world.
(text from theincoherentlight)
I am very much intrigued by this work, I included some other photos outside of Accidental Archives. I like how she approaches the world and the making of an image in this context as using the appropriate ‘device’ to create it, or question it (and thus those relationships in the world). I love her tumblr, there’s much more good stuff over there.
Intriguing photos by Richard Koenig. Here’s what he says about this series Inserts:“By contradicting flatness and space, by underscoring the importance of perspective, I hope to confuse the objective with the subjective in a larger sense. As opposed to resolving issues, I want to increase a perception of tension, to dwell in that which is uncertain.”
Although it’s totally different, it kind of made me think of Julian Germain. It has the same level of intimacy in a way, which makes you go back to the photos again and again.