Film, Kira Braden, Photography, Uncategorized

Possible Scenarios by Sofia Podesta

Sofia Podestà’s latest photographic series manages to explore a cold and stark landscape with surprising warmth. Through her photography, Podestà is able to transform her surroundings into something magical – as I scroll through her works, a vague sense of familiarity comes over me, even though I’ve never been to these places or seen these […]

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Film, Matt Chelf, Photography, Uncategorized

Uncanny Homecoming: Exploring Identity and Alienation in Casey Meyers’s “I’m Feeling a Little Strange”

Casey Meyers’s series “I’m Feeling a Little Strange” is about homecoming, but there is little at-homeness to the spirit of the series. Instead, the art discusses life and identity as they lapse into mute simulacra, reflections that appear as lived experience but are not quite ‘real’ in the sense of actual presence. The crisis of […]

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Digital, Film, James Lewicki, Photography, Uncategorized

Moral Photography by James Lewicki

In the 21st century, two major interrelated technological factors have greatly changed how we take photos and how we engage with photography. The first major change was the advent of increasingly affordable digital technology allowing more photos to be taken more often by more people, and cheaper than ever before. I should also mention digital editing technology, which changed the level of control a photographer could exercise over a photo once it is taken. However, this improvement is overstated by those unfamiliar with analog editing technology. It is more an improvement in access than in capacity.

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Film, Photography, Uncategorized, William Lalonde

Aesthetics and Experience by William Lalonde

Aesthetics, like language, have outgrown their original primary role as a mediator of subjectivity and instead have become subjectivity itself. Rather than lived experience dictating aesthetics, aesthetics now dictate lived experiences. Our current state of contemporary photography can sometimes feel like every potentiality has been tried, and sometimes the best inspiration comes from digging through […]

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Digital, Film, Kira Braden, Mixed Media, Photography, Uncategorized

Pondering Time and Collective Experience in Creative Duo Kirra Kimbrell and Rachel King’s ‘From Here’

The project titled From Here was collected, shot and curated by Kirra Kimbrell and Rachel King. The text is a collaboration by both women, and the images are shot by them and also include found photographs from a family archive. I don’t recall the day you were born but I remember the space you’ve created every moment […]

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