PHOTOOG Photography writings by Olivier Giroux

11Apr/080

Announcing a change in direction for this blog

When I started this blog I felt I had a need to vent software engineering entropy, to share conclusions (name!) on engineering problems lest they would blur in my head without an outlet. Over time I’ve come to feel that my head is filling up just as much, if not more, with thoughts on photography. I need to vent more of these, even if they end up drowning the engineering content.

Effective immediately I’m making the following change: from now on I’m going to write about photography here as much as I’d like. I’m going to better record the progression of my art, and my thinking about the art in general.

I’m going to start by declaring that I’m now interested in all aspects of the art. I’m interested in the history of photography just as much as the physics of photography. I’m interested in the motives, the subjects and the audiences for photography. I’m equally interested in photographic capture on silver salts or photo-electric sensors, and I’m interested in fine-art printing. I’m interested in visual dialogues and the analysis of its genres and their specific inflexions.

I don’t have much to point you to right now, but I can tell you that I’m working hard to absorb the writings of Bill Jay. http://www.billjayonphotography.com/

I found Bill’s collection of written work via my favorite online haunt, TOP. http://theonlinephotographer.com/

On occasion, or rather at a lower frequency, I find rich food for my inner photographer from L-L as well. For example this article still nourishes me: http://www.luminous-landscape.com/essays/balmoral.shtml

That’s it for now. I have a couple of pent-up posts I’ll try to commit to this blog soon.


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