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Photo Major

news and discussion relevant to lens-based students
Oct 13 '14
Sep 8 '14
"so long as you are able-bodied, head out to where the real world is. Roll up your sleeves and work as a bouncer in a sex club or a warden in a lunatic asylum or a machine operator in a slaughterhouse. Drive a taxi for six months and you’ll have enough money to make a film. Walk on foot, learn languages and a craft or trade that has nothing to do with cinema. Filmmaking — like great literature — must have experience of life at its foundation. Read Conrad or Hemingway and you can tell how much real life is in those books. A lot of what you see in my films isn’t invention; it’s very much life itself, my own life."
Aug 27 '14
photourbanism:

Rut Blees Luxemburg, London Dust, 2013

photourbanism:

Rut Blees Luxemburg, London Dust, 2013

Aug 27 '14

A Brief Look at Texting and the Internet in Film from Tony Zhou on Vimeo.

For the past 15 years, filmmakers have been attempting to tackle a serious problem: how to visually portray the screens that permeate every aspect of modern life. From computers to smart phones, screens — and more importantly, the information on those screens — have become instrumental components of the contemporary human experience. As such, filmmakers have an inherent need to find ways to incorporate this experience and information into their visual stories. The only problem? Pointing a camera at a cell phone or computer often doesn’t look great, and it can be difficult to absorb the required information. Some filmmakers, however, have found ways to make it interesting.” – Robert Hardy, NoFilmSchool 

Jul 21 '14
Jul 2 '14
Jul 2 '14
Start of the degree show season in London
 (via Fresh Faced   Wild Eyed 2014 - Telegraph)

Start of the degree show season in London
(via Fresh Faced Wild Eyed 2014 - Telegraph)

Jul 2 '14
"In the U.S. Photoshop has become a symbol of our society’s unobtainable standards for beauty. My project, Before & After, examines how these standards vary across cultures on a global level"
Jul 2 '14
Jul 2 '14
Jun 12 '14

No Such Thing as Writer’s Block from Frieze on Vimeo.

An interesting take on appropriation, conceptualism, transposition and writing…

Jun 9 '14
Jun 9 '14
Jun 9 '14
Studio 360 radio / audio podcast on Cindy Sherman.
 (via American Icons: Untitled Film Stills - Studio 360)

Studio 360 radio / audio podcast on Cindy Sherman.
(via American Icons: Untitled Film Stills - Studio 360)

Apr 28 '14