If you are interested in photo books and photography as an art form, you should check out Alec Soth’s YouTube channel. He uses a top down view to look at and talk about (photo) books by various photographers/artists and I find it to be highly insightful.
They are very well made and really funny. Four episodes exist at the time of me writing this. Do yourself a favour and watch all of them.
(And because Heydon uses a very similar style of presenting live, it also reminded me how much I miss documenting events with my camera. Here is a picture of him right before going on stage at beyond tellerrand in 2019.)
From a photographic perspective 2020 was kind of bleak. All the events I usually love to document were canceled. But less shooting also meant that I was able to do something with my photographs. I was able to complete six printing projects over the course of the year.
I have been asked about my image processing workflow after sending out the second issue of my newsletter a couple of days ago. So in addition to answering directly, I thought, I might as well share it here.
While I am here, I might just tell you about my brand new newsletter florian.photo.
I sent out the first issue last Friday – and no one has unsubscribed, so I am quite happy!
I started it, because I wanted a place to share more of my personal work, especially the photo projects I am currently working on. As most of my recent photography involves my family, I wanted a more private setting. (At least a little more private than just posting it on my website.)
I also wanted a built-in feedback loop to start a conversation. But as evident by my last post, I am not keen on any of the current social media platforms, so they were not an option.
I think email was the only logical consequence.
Please subscribe if you are interested in what I have been up to. (It is in German. But even if you don’t understand the words, you will still see pretty pictures.)