New photo update!

Spoiler: this is not a sailing-related post, as most of them have been ever since I embraced this new hobby of mine 🙂 It’s been a very-very long time since my last photography update, mainly since I haven’t had the chance to go out shooting for almost three years now. I still have a bunch of films that I haven’t processed yet, plus some others that I scanned but did not get the chance to look at in detail. Nonetheless I managed to revise some of the existing galleries (Romanian Moments, Bucharest Transit and Timeless Pestera) and add some new…

Bucharest Transit

Our world changes all the time. Every step we take outside our daily routine engraves a disparate impression on our memory. Our entire experience becomes the sum of isolated, flimsy moments. The fabric of time only connects these instances to create the illusion of a continuous flow, where change, or progress, appears uninterrupted. Photography does not only posses the quality of stripping down change to a few basic parts by erasing time from the equation, but further allows the author to manipulate the meaning of change. Photography is nothing more than a “fiction about metaphor”, as the famous British photographer…

A few thoughts on Paul Strand’s work

Recently I read a book about Paul Strand’s life and work published by Aperture (“Paul Strand Sixty Years of Photographs“). There were several things that struck me in particular about the enduring creation of one of America’s most prominent modernist photographers (along Alfred Stieglitz and Edward Weston). As a photographer Strand was driven by an unyielding desire to see the uniqueness and unity of all life matter. Ever since he started photographing in 1909 Strand had constantly sought to express visually the intricacies, dynamism and wonders of life, from the fervent streets of New York City in the 1915s to the delicate close-up…