Posts Tagged ‘photography’

found and lost on tumblr

Friday, November 11th, 2011

The photo above has been reblogged on tumblr 296 times. According to its tags it was taken in Istanbul. You’re lucky to find out even that much on tumblr, even if you follow the chain of rebloggings back to the original posting. I guess that’s why they call it tumblr. Don’t even get me started.

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Floating Mushroom in Lost Lagoon

Monday, January 18th, 2010

More from Vancouver Art in the Sixties. This electronic sound work is called Floating Mushroom, by Dennis Vance, September 30, 1969. Photo by Michael de Courcy. Nice piece and nice pea coat. From the site:

“Floating Mushroom” was a floating steel form containing sound-generating equipment that responded to movement on the shore.

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Spomenik: The End of History, by Jan Kempenaers

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

Photo essay of post-war Yugoslavian monuments and architecture by Belgian artist Jan Kempenaers, from the Crown Gallery site. “Spomenik” means monument, and all of these structures were meant to commemorate WWII losses and point to progress and a generally utopian future. Thanks to the turmoil of subsequent wars in the former Yugoslavia, these brutalist monuments have fallen into disrepair.

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Vancouver’s Selwyn Pullan

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

Selwyn Pullan is Vancouver’s most prolific architectural photographer of midcentury modern houses and buildings. He’s 86 now, and recently a collection of his photographs has been shown at the West Vancouver Museum (which make sense, since so much of Vancouver’s modern housing is located in that municipality across the harbour), and at the Charles H.

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Cosmic dust, on tumblr

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

If tumblr is a bellwether—and it may not be—then the sixties & seventies are back, in style if not in substance. So many of tumblr’s weird little blogs, each of them a kind of eclectic personal bulletin board, feature this kind of rock and roll Hair: The Musical meets back-to-the-land handmade-house thing.

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More iconic Julius Shulman photographs

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

From the Taschen bio of Shulman:

American photographer Julius Shulman’s images of Californian architecture have burned themselves into the retina of the 20th century. A book on modern architecture without Shulman is inconceivable. Some of his architectural photographs, like the iconic shots of Frank Lloyd Wright’s or Pierre Koenig’s remarkable structures, have been published countless times.

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