Let's take some time to reflect on how photography affects our lives, and how "death" is also a part of our consciousness when we click the shutter.
If there's anything we've learned from life, nothing stays the same. To grow and decay, whether in people, animals, places, or things -- they all revolve around the cycle of nature. The photograph and photography were conceived to contest such notions, and sometimes all it takes is an image from the bygone days to remember the impermanent. Since today we celebrate the Day of Dead, why not contemplate on life itself, and how you should be using your camera in lieu of your life?
In the art world, there's an unspoken rule that one has to stick with a single art form: a "'til death do us part" pact between medium and artist. But English artist Rebecca Rose Harris doesn't like to boxed in four corners. Her photography is a reflection of her other works with various mediums.
Take your lenses off as we celebrate World Pinhole Day! Pay homage to the roots of photography by crafting our own pinhole cameras and taking dreamy pictures through the "tiny eye". To jumpstart this all-analogue experience, let's revisit some tipsters and interviews about the pinhole movement.
Wherever I go I am drawn to cemeteries, as the culture of death always tells a lot about the people, who live it. In the Philippines I stumbled about a variation of outstanding customs and rituals that left me partly in awe. This is a tale of life and death in the Philippines.
Krzystyna Caldarone is the creative eye behind the Vintage Girl Studios. When we got our first prototype of the Diana Instant Square we couldn't wait to see how she would capture her vintage wonders on Diana Instant shots.
They say art destroys lives, just the way Vincent Van Gogh met his demise. It's a stereotype that creativity happens at the expense of our sanity. It is the other way around. Art saves lives, and photography has saved much more in the modern world.
We are very pleased to have Dimitri Beck as a jury of our TEN AND ONE AWARDS. Dimitri Beck is the director of photography for Polka. We asked him questions about his work, photography and some defining moments. "Photography is of public utility" he says !
Santa Nastro is the editor in chief of Artribune, an Italian magazine which talks about every art form, from theatre to architecture. She works in the field of contemporary arts for 15 years and she has also a background in experimental photography. Meet our new TEN AND ONE AWARDS judge!