Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Top photography to procrastinate with

Recent photography links to distract yourself with the day after the bank holiday


If the idea of not doing any work just yet on the first day back after the bank holiday sounds like a good idea here's my pick of the top recent reads to distract yourself with...

Magnum and the dying art of darkroom printing
Sarah Coleman on Literate Lens ponders the art of darkroom printing and speaks to Magnum's master printer Pablo Inirio about his craft and why he's not been tempted by digital methods

Inside the Hermit Kingdom: David Guttenfelder on Photographing North Korea
Chief Asia photographer for the Associate Press David Guttenfelder talks about working in North Korea in a 6min audio. If audio's not your thing, The World has also put a Storify of Guttenfelder's tweets and photographs including an interesting North Korean definition of bar snacks..

Rare color film shows what London looked like in 1927
Particularly interesting for any Londonites is this recently restored colour film thought to be the first shot of the London streets in 1927. A chance to see the South Bank, London and Tower Bridges nearly 100 years ago in colour.

Doubly nostalgic photographs
Take a quick look at the photographs of South African photographer Nico Krijno and what American Photo is calling 'a kind of new still life'

He does like to be beside the seaside...
What would post bank holiday linkage be without a bit of Martin Parr beach action?

Soo Sunny Park’s installation Unwoven Light
Chill out whilst watching Soo Sunny Park install her light sculpture in the Rice University Art Gallery, Houston, Texas
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