Category Archives for "Opinion"

Aug 23

#1134. In Defense of Grabbing

By pascaljappy | Opinion

To me, the best photograph is unexpected. But a lot in our hobby, from carefully planned workshops, to the very existence of tripods, to photo-journalism, to competition rules, to studios … says otherwise.   It all started with an exquisite piece of writing by Thorsten von Overgaard sent to me by Philippe, which begins with […]

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Aug 18

#1133. More London Photography. Fluid Architecture?

By pascaljappy | Opinion

I’ve been photographing London for as long as I’ve had access to a camera. It’s always fascinated me for its shape-shifting architectural abilities. Are those threatening its appeal, now, though?   To me, the spectrum of “architectural” travel photography covers at least three stages, each equally interesting but attracting different types of creators and spectators […]

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Aug 03

#1130. Celebrating a wasp which does not sting

By Pascal Ollier | Opinion

Among the icons that define the Italian peninsula, one which was developed shortly after World War II definitely stands high, the Vespa Scooter. Its inception recently featured in a Netflix movie as the famous motorcycle celebrates its 75th birthday this year; that has prompted the AutoWorld center in Brussels to put up a spectacular exhibition […]

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Apr 19

#1110. What Photography has over Video: Quick Wins

By pascaljappy | Opinion

To my eyes, filmmaking offers far more possibilities for deep storytelling than photography does, limited as it is by its single-frame relationship to time and essentially evocative levers. But there’s one aspect of photography that’s probably significantly more satisfying. Brief thought coming up.   Editing is what gives video its edge over photography. It allows […]

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Mar 22

#1101. NFTs: When Blockchain Meets Art

By pascaljappy | Opinion

Trust. A global lack of it has fueled a swell of technological ideas aimed at geting rid of the “untrustworthy middle-man”. Blockchain is the most famous and likely to have an impact on our lives and Bitcoin has been the poster child for a financial application of blockchain for the past decade. But what happens […]

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Mar 16

#1099. The short game (part deux)

By philberphoto | Opinion

My recent post on “the short game” gave me the joy of positive feed-back. Thank you all so much! This suggested that more on the same subject might be of interest to you. Here are 4 take-aways from being a short-gamer The revenge of the narrow mind Be it in intellectual or professional matters, it […]

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Feb 04

#1088. Dolls Bizarre

By Zelma van Wyk | Opinion

“It is an anxious, sometimes dangerous thing to be a doll. Dolls cannot choose; they can only be chosen; they cannot do; they can only be done by.” Rumer Godde   If your first impression on viewing my images is one of discomfort or shock, even to a degree that makes your face contort as […]

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Jan 21

#1083. Lockdown ennui

By Paul Perton | Opinion , Uncategorized

Steve (and Mrs Steve) seem to have had COVID early last year. They got sick on their trip to Australia and New Zealand, struggled for a few weeks and eventually recovered. Recently, while getting his annual flu vaccination, Steve was told by one of his GP’s team that the widely held belief in the village […]

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