Sundays are always a good midpoint that kind of organzies for me.
A day to review all of the work and life from the week before, and a time to set out the plans for the week ahead.
Now this review includes going through any mail, magazines, and papers that didnâ€™t appear critical. Just a habit that kind of organizes life.Personal workflow, as it were.
This week, Aperture magazine arrived in that stack and what a great way to break up the day.
Kind of the sorbet between clean up and planning.
No camera reviews, no letters to the editor, no multiple pages of ads that you need a magnifying glass to read. This magazine is the voice of the Aperture Foundationâ€”the premier not-for-profit arts institution dedicated to advancing fine photography.
Itâ€™s a very strong issue this time.
From the haunting cover image by Gregory Crewdson complete with an article by him discussing this influences there is gold throughout the book.
Martin Parrâ€™s intro to â€œ Colour before Color â€ is kind of a reverse commentary on a show from last summer at Hasted Hunt Gallery. But with brilliant observations that will always be valid.
The reviews of the exhibits such as Richard Princes: Spiritual America at the Guggenheim in NYC give you a visceral feel of the work and made me start to research more on the web and then my favorite bookstores.
â€œFrom Ecstasy to Agony: The Fashion Shoot In Cinemaâ€ by David Campany traces the photographer as protagonist throughout film history in films such as Blow-Up, Funny Face, PrÃªt-A Porter, etc. You know weâ€™ve given away these films in past weekly giveaways.
All Iâ€™m saying is that this magazine has the powerful content to take you away into a world, as well as any movie nominated this Oscar season.
Pick up this current issue, or better yet, subscribe.
One more thing that happened on Sunday: The Oscars!
i…. drink…. Your….. MILKSHAKE ! I DRINK IT UP!!
OK, it”s not photography but it’s a great line from the Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis in “There Will Be Blood”
Well, Robert Elswit who shot the film, did get the Oscar for Best Cinematography.
SPOILER WARNING!!! You can see that line delivered here on YouTube.