I recently stumbled upon the video series called Webbed Briefs by Heydon Pickering.
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.)
I think it might be time to revive this blog.
I have been posting mostly over on my photo blog, but lately wanted to share some other stuff – non-photography-related – as well. I sometimes use twitter for bits and bobs, but that has become more and more of a passive medium for me. I deleted all other social media apps from my phone.
So why not use this perfectly working system, that has existed long before any of the current attention-sucking, soul-draining platforms have come along? (Can you feel my resentment?)
Let’s see how it goes!