Candle by Gerhard Richter
Visited Tate Modern at the weekend to see the Gerhard Richter show before it closes next weekend. Although I’ve seen many of his paintings over the years this was the first time I’ve seen anything approaching the scale of a retrospective.
Panograph of Segovia
Been stitching together some composite photos in Photoshop recently including this one of Segovia which I took earlier in the summer. Needed quite a bit of post production, largely due to the high contrasts, and has ended up looking a bit like an HDR image.
The aqueduct on the right dates from the time of Roman occupation, it’s still an astounding piece of engineering.
Photo of a full moon at dusk
The photograph was taken on a recent trip to Italy, doesn’t quite do it justice but it was a pretty stunning sight, amazing light.
Been looking at the website of Branislav Krpoilak, a Slovakian photographer. This particular image is taken from a series entitles Landings, which depict airplane landings at night, or at least the light trail of the flight path, there isn’t actually an airplane in any of them.
Landing no.06 (2006)
Some of his work, notably the Factories photos, remind me of Bernd and Hilla Becher, with the obvbious exception that they are in colour and are taken at night.
Taken last month on Denmark Hill.
Came accross this online photographic project call 1 Millimeter A Day by Chris Hornbecker. The idea is to take a photograph every day for a year, beginning with a focal length of 14mm and zooming up the focal length of the lens by 1mm increments each day. Some very nice photographs along the way.
Lagos Shake album cover
Just bought Lagos Shake, an album of Tony Allen remixes. I’ve only given it one listen so this isn’t an album review, more of an excuse to blog about the album cover. Puts those pups you see cruising around with their bull terriers look distinctly pathetic. I’m glad I haven’t bumped into this guy around Camberwell after the pub.
Composite panograph picture taken from the Evolve building across Johnstones Bay in Pyrmont, Sydney.
The image shows a cement factory and new cars that have been shipped to the city, the Anzac Bridge is on the left of the picture. There’s also a daytime view over at Flickr.
The view from my hotel room at the Cosmopolitan Hotel, near Happy Valley in Hong Kong. It’s a Great Hotel, and reasonably priced. The tall building on the left, the one with the illuminated spire, is The Center, the fourth tallest skyscraper in Hong Kong.
I lived in Hong Kong for a year and I love the place, I still have several good freinds who live there too.
Photo taken recently of the Swiss Re Building, otherwise know as the Gherkin, by Foster & Partners in London. Lloyd’s of London is on the left.