This past week I have been playing with the Zuiko 18mm - alas the eye of the fish. On the internet, there is rather few displays of what you can do with this OM lense, its use seems very apt for architecture at the least and with some willing risk with low light to experiment with handheld. Curious as always how this can work for photographing people, how close can you you / should you get with knowing where the line goes also.
May 12, 2023 - Comments Off on David Salle on the Experience of Art
I look back at this and they will always remind me of a special period living in Haarlem for a year. It was a really different type of chapter than Rome, but it was equally filled with a room to want to create and so I went on a new frenzy there, acquiring canvases almost every weekend, experimented a lot and didn't necessarily have a fixed agenda to it. Outside of work it was a wonderful release to play with colour, make something in the sketchbook become tangible, mix ideas and discover some of myself through it.
How we were treated moving out is a little sting to the story, since we had to achieve this rather fast to allow for the next tenant to move in, to save costs of a double rent to the new place we found - and so by finding all possible means to make a proper clean up I later found out the lesbian owners of the apartment were complaining of finding some tiny fragments of paint, calling me an amateur painter. I really hope to show those ladies otherwise, even if my passion is self-taught.
Over a good period of time, actually somewhere from 2014 I started fiercely adopting a habit of forcing some output out of myself into a sketchbook. This has been ongoing for over nine years now, and while photography was always up there as the important medium the tools became somewhat inter exchangable and I had not made any ways to isolate one other than a gallery here on the site.
So I decided to try an experiment with an account that captures only the drawing process, and touching into painting as well if appropriate, this will just have to be organic. So for those curious to follow the account is abstrktnoveau.
It's King's Day in the Netherlands today, and the sun is out after a trail of wet, rainy weeks that were felt all the way since we moved to Amsterdam last winter. We got a flavour for it in Haarlem last year but assumedly nothing will beat its intensity than the capital of the canals and developed trade lords of the Golden Ages.
The question of an audience to this blog is a mystery to me, but I know I have approached it as a visual and audio playground and so when I get the chance to actually complete a track, even if short it feels worthy to surface it somewhere, and this is a natural home to me after having the blog for 10 years, despite an extremely sporadic routine to it, depending what's happening in life.
The first minutes with any music tool and the first thoughts are so key to what the energy turns and evolves to. I have been keen to learn notes and chords and every now and then I try to make a track as a learning process and chord progressions is really a fascinating progress. So much to learn but was positive about the direction of this track, which I called Giant Card after conversations with my partner when she draw this view of an imaginary giants using the oil canvases as a set of cards, a node to its format and an out of this world context, an idea she shared that I loved.
By the means that there has been little posts here, I found this little gem that made me just want to share inspiration. I followed Rone since a few years, and I find him to create some of the most interesting productions out there. With this release he has created a really romantic dreamy vibe, which was rather grabbing. Lyrics by Frédéric Farrucci & Camélia Jordana and performed by Camélia Jordana.