“Standing on the bare ground, — my head bathed by the blithe air, and uplifted into infinite spaces, — all mean egotism vanishes. I become a transparent eye-ball; I am nothing; I see all; the currents of the Universal Being circulate through me; I am part or particle of God.”
Tony Cearns explains how he made this photograph.
Hmmm, maybe, given current trends, I should put this little baby up for sale on eBay.
Instagram’s transformation into QVC is now complete and absolute. Instagram is dead — or at least the Instagram I knew and loved is dead. It is no longer part of my photographic journey.
It’s way past time for anyone who actually cares about photos, and sharing photos, to ditch Instagram. Om himself has a photo blog, which is also how I’m using micro.blog. My friend Sara Hendren just told me about finite.photos, which looks promising. Glass isn’t, I think, quite right for me, but it’s lovely. Heck, there are even people still using Flickr, though my experience there was horrible. But anything is better than Instagram.
LC: Your series Homes at Night is one of my favorites. We never see human silhouettes or the homes’ inhabitants. Why is it important to you that the houses appear on their own?
TH: Because of the very simple fact that if it is an empty shell, the viewer can place their own memories within it or create a narrative that would otherwise be blocked by the reality of what is actually inside.
In celebration of the Sant Ocean Hall’s fifth anniversary, the National Museum of Natural History will open three exhibitions. “Portraits of Planet Ocean: The Photography of Brain Skerry“ is one of those exhibits and opens today. The exhibit presents scenes of beauty and tragedy in the ocean.
Ed note: Wildlife researchers and tourists are heading to a tiny Mexican village to learn about the mystery of whale sharks. Photos by Brian Skerry.