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Guest Blogger – Join Hotshoe Blog discussing creativity over on the World Photography Organisation Blog

Today and for the next few Wednesdays, I’ll be guest blogging over at the World Photography Organisation Blog starting with my first post, Creativity and Photography: Partners in Time. To whet your appetite, I’ve included the intro from the post.

To read more and see the full post, click on the link above in bold.

“In order to create, we have to stand in that space between what we see in the world, and what we hope for…” Julie Burstein, TED talk.

“Creativity lies at the heart of producing any photographic or artistic work. But it is not limited to these areas, it exists everywhere. I believe that we all have that potential to be creative within us, we just need to find the space and opportunities to allow ourselves to be open and free to play. For my first post on the WPO blog, I want to share some ideas with you about creativity in the hope that you all feel inspired to go forward and create…”

Filed under: Photographers, Photographers blogs Tagged: creativity, Julie Burstein, Miranda Gavin, Photography, World Photography Organisation

What does Fear look like?

Just for fun today, we look at a place that explores fear on a regular basis.  They have seen it all–the screams, the terror, the heart pounding moment when the unexpected changes fun into fright. This place is The Nightmares Fear Factory, in Niagara Falls, Canada. They claim that the experience is so scary, that 100,000 visitors have “chickened out”.  This typology of fear is a window into human behavior that from the outside looks much more amusing than the actual reality of experiencing the terror.

What does Fear look like?

Just for fun today, we look at a place that explores fear on a regular basis.  They have seen it all–the screams, the terror, the heart pounding moment when the unexpected changes fun into fright. This place is The Nightmares Fear Factory, in Niagara Falls, Canada. They claim that the experience is so scary, that 100,000 visitors have “chickened out”.  This typology of fear is a window into human behavior that from the outside looks much more amusing than the actual reality of experiencing the terror.

What does Fear look like?

Just for fun today, we look at a place that explores fear on a regular basis.  They have seen it all–the screams, the terror, the heart pounding moment when the unexpected changes fun into fright. This place is The Nightmares Fear Factory, in Niagara Falls, Canada. They claim that the experience is so scary, that 100,000 visitors have “chickened out”.  This typology of fear is a window into human behavior that from the outside looks much more amusing than the actual reality of experiencing the terror.

Re Runs: Kevin J Miyazaki

I’m stepping away from Lenscratch this week to work on a new personal website and prepare for upcoming photo activities…wanted to reintroduce you to some wonderful photographers featured several years ago, today with a post on Kevin Miyazaki that ran in 2009. Kevin is the creator and the heart behind the program, Collect.Give.  His teaching blog is a gold mine of interviews and information.

Everything Kevin Miyazaki creates is clever, evocative, elegant, and smart…from his statement, to his clean website, great blog, and of course, amazing work. He manages to balance fine art and commercial work with equal grace, and has an impressive client list. Kevin also has had work featured on 20×200 and has created a booklet of observations, for sale on his site.

The work featured below is from Camp Home, a series where Kevin set out to explore his father’s experience during WW II in a concentration camp in Tule Lake, California. The original barracks were built on a dry lake bed, then later given to returning veterans, and now are used as barns and homes. Kevin was able to capture the current world of Tule Lake, but also managed to find the fingerprints of the families that lived there without choice.

“The series is part architectural, part archeological. While Miyazaki’s initial fascination was with the current structures — how the barracks that stood so prominent in his family lore had been built upon and abandoned by other families, transformed for other uses — he also discovered a treasure trove of modest artifacts that he felt captured an important “human element”. He found bottles, baseballs, decorations that had remained behind from some family that had passed through there — perhaps not his own family, and not in the same circumstances, but perhaps in some way like his own — faded through decades of disuse.”

Tearsheet of the Day | 3 June 2012

Anders Petersen did a commission in London’s Soho for The Photographers’ Gallery which re-opened in the very same neighbourhood end of May.

The Sunday Times Magazine has ran some photos from Petersen’s series in the magazine’s Spectrum section today.

Text on the spread: Toe’s Company. The Swedish photographer Anders Petersen first witnessed the seedy side of Soho in the 1970s. Now he has returned to document London’s most colourful neighbourhood – and see how’s it’s changed. Commissioned by the Photographers’ Gallery, he immersed himself in Soho life for a month, capturing these grainy black-and-white portraits in homes, hotels, and bars. Some are simple snapshots of intriguing subjects – boozers, bohemians or both. Others are more considered, with Petersen befriending people who live and work in the small, vibrant district at the heart of the capital. 

You can see some of the photos also on Guardian’s website, here.

Anders Petersen’s (b.1944, Sweden) personal website.

My Money’s on The Artist

If you have been reading Lenscratch over the years, you know that I am a devoted Oscar fan. I see as many movies as I can over the year, and those numbers increase significantly towards Oscar week. I have had the amazing opportunity to attend the Oscars twice, and last year’s experience was really special–nothing like walking side by side Colin Firth into the event (thought he wasn’t aware of it!). This year I will be hosting a little Oscar party and will be glued to the television for the entire day. My money’s on The Artist, but my heart is with Beginners.

A few shots before the red carpet…
The crowds were screaming for us to open our windows…so as I rolled mine down, a huge roar came up from the crowd so I very quickly rolled up the window so they wouldn’t be disappointed I wasn’t someone of interest.

Enjoy the show!

My Money’s on The Artist

If you have been reading Lenscratch over the years, you know that I am a devoted Oscar fan. I see as many movies as I can over the year, and those numbers increase significantly towards Oscar week. I have had the amazing opportunity to attend the Oscars twice, and last year’s experience was really special–nothing like walking side by side Colin Firth into the event (thought he wasn’t aware of it!). This year I will be hosting a little Oscar party and will be glued to the television for the entire day. My money’s on The Artist, but my heart is with Beginners.

A few shots before the red carpet…
The crowds were screaming for us to open our windows…so as I rolled mine down, a huge roar came up from the crowd so I very quickly rolled up the window so they wouldn’t be disappointed I wasn’t someone of interest.

Enjoy the show!