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Today marks the opening of the online exhibition: Self Contained. I am very pleased to be a part of this exhibition and the companion book.
Self Contained is an exhibition curated by Christopher H Paquette, founder of PHOTO/arts Magazine: a compendium of photography and contemporary art topics. It regularly features the work of emerging international artists. Created in 2006, Christopher H. Paquette is the editor and founder.
Engaging Notions by Jain Lemos
More signs of the ever-changing landscape of photography being defined by the growing amount of mobile photography. This is a good article on mobile photography and the stock photo industry being re-defined by both the image makers, seller and ultimately: buyers.
A few years ago, I joined Twitter so I could network with creative people; photographers, painters, designers and the like. One of the people I followed right off the bat was Creative Boom (@Creative_Boom). CB started out as two people starting up a marketing agency in the UK, and before I knew it, they had over 10,000 followers on Twitter, a website that seems to be continuously getting one improvement after another, a cool Tumblr site (not just re-blogging kitten photos, mind you), contributing to the Culture Professionals Network via the Guardian, and so forth and so on.
One of the great things CB has always done is show support for independent creatives - how to get better, how to grow your business, build a following, find a niche, and be nice throughout all of it.
Check out their site, you'll be glad you did. Smart, great design, helpful and nice. And their tips are a great resource... no matter which side of the pond you call home.
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My father worked as a packaging designer for over 30 years. He is a very talented man and does not give himself the credit he deserves. A humble, understated craftsman who goes about his retirement-age work restoring Victorian era homes with my mother as Project Manager; He is the expert in the studio, he is the master of the guild.
When he was designing packages daily for everything from kitchen appliances to in-store point-of-purchase displays, he always worked with packaging that started out as a flat sheet of corrugated cardboard. I learned at an early age that three-dimensional objects can be broken down into a series of flat planes, tabs, and slots. As a result, I have an odd habit of reverse engineering packages in this way in order to see how they were first conceived; cereal boxes, shipping containers, and of course - film packages.
My deconstruction of boxes aside - this curiosity and approach of looking at things from a completely different perspective is something that I attribute to learning from my father. And this has been one of the most valuable things in my life.
Happy Father’s Day, Dad
Photo: (c) David Bram
Agfa APX 25 (Taken with instagram)