What is overlooked is the sheer act of photography that refuses by its very nature to be a literal exercise. We are not encouraged, as professionals, to nurture the instinctive impetus to photograph our lives, our minutiae, our confusion, perhaps simply our response to what occurs on infinitely complex levels around us and within us…. without trying to force it into words, as if by doing that, the act of photographing is somehow justified and made important
Link: Conclave: A Short Film by Christopher Morris – LightBox
TIME assigned contract photographer Christopher Morris to document the Papal Conclave earlier this week. In addition to his work as a photojournalist, Morris also directed and produced a short film, ‘Conclave’, about the anticipation of the crowds congregating in St. Peter’s Square for the announcement of the new Pope.
Link: We Talked to the Founders of the Found Footage Festival | VICE
The 1980s and 1990s were the glory days of the home movie—cameras and VCRs were affordable and easy to use, but no one had any dang idea how to film something anyone else would want to watch: poorly thought-out video dating profiles; cheesy, no-budget advertisements; and embarrassing corporate training videos abounded, and since this was before the dawn of YouTube, all of those glorious disasters were left to rot in the cavernous bins of thrift stores and garage sales.
The Found Footage Festival is devoted to bringing those accidental gems to life.
Link: The Landscape of Oil | The Run-on of Time
Today I’m posting something new, a short video that in a sense is an interpretation of work that I completed for National Geographic in North Dakota. The story, titled “The New Oil Landscape,” in the March issue of the magazine, focuses on the changes that a nearly unprecedented oil boom brought to this once isolated farming state
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