Photography is so interesting. It can leave you in awe, it can make you smile, or think, and it can even make you very sad. All of that happened today when I scanned through my bookmarks, and I thought I’ll show you some things I found:
The.me is an interesting site for photographers anyway, and worth a bookmark as well. Today, they started with a series of articles, the first one being about the psychology of photography. I have to think about that myself very often – for instance during those lunch break walks with my colleague Arno, during which I almost always carry a camera. This speaks volumes about me, even when I very often return from those without having taken even a single picture. The light is awesome right now, but now I have to work instead of chasing the light. That will probably prevent me from seeing and taking a lot of interesting photo opportunities, but that also doesn’t matter too much. I’m not a pro, and have to support my family with my day job instead. But I digress. Make sure to watch that embedded Ted talk of Getty Images’ Jonathan Klein only if you’re prepared to see some strong content. Anyway: I can hardly wait to also read about the philosophy and the politics of photography – I welcome thoughts like those a lot.
Oh, since we’re at it: Kirk Tuck’s latest posts were not from today, but they point you to the best of the best, like Richard Avedon or Irving Penn. Kirk promised us his top 5, so I’m also very excited to see whom he will mention next. My guess? Well Kirk is a great portrait photographer, so my bet would be on Yousuf Karsh. But let’s see who Kirk comes up with. Nothing more worthwhile than to learn from the real masters, isn’t it?
Thanks for reading.