Websites, part 20
Can the memory of a photograph be better then the image itself ? Do we tend to embellish what we have seen and liked ? Most probably so. The memory of a photograph contains , on top of the graphic visualization of the image, the sum of all the emotions and memories lined to it : The personal experience. It contains all the subjective association that we have made while looking at it, thus creating a subjective layer that the original vision did not have. Thus, what we remember of a photograph we love is much better than the original. Are we disappointed when we see it again ? Most often not. Since it had triggered all these satisfying internal connection the first time around, it will do so again and again. Unless, if for some reason, when we had first looked at it, we misinterpreted it. Of rare occurrence, but it can happen when we are in a non typical heighten emotional state when we were first exposed to the photograph. Or our lives has taken us down a different path. A photograph you thought was great during your teenage years my not seem the same when you are a 50 years old . It can still, however, connect you back to comfortable memories. The memory of a photograph is always better than the original, but it couldn’t exist without it.
1. The Daily Telegraph
Photo galleries have the exceptional quality of being mostly influenced by those who curate it. The decisive eye of the photo editor makes all the difference between a brilliant gallery and one that can be easily ignored. It’s that magical eye than can go through thousands upon thousands of images daily and pick the few gems that deserve our attention. The Photo gallery also bring us the chance to discover new photographers because the editing process is not related to a body of work. Instead, it is casting a net into multiple sources of imagery, all with a different purpose, preying for the exact image. The Daily Telegraph library of photo galleries is no exception and is a delight of original and theme related photography.
There is not enough place here to write all the good things we have to say about Mediastorm. Pioneers in the multimedia fields with extremely high standard of quality, everything they produce is a gem. They are what everyone else aspire to be. From the content to the execution, there is only perfection in their work. Their most recent production, African Air by fame photographer George Steinmetz is no exception. Not only you get to discover / rediscover the beautiful images of this nature photographer, but you get to fly with him and experience a bit of what he goes through to capture his photographs. It is an amazing voyage into the African skies full of terribly amazing images.
3. Casey Templeton
How could you not love the images of Casey Templeton ? In a very simple, almost natural ( if photography could be called natural) depicts a world of blissful harmony. The warm colors – Casey loves the the yellowish brown tones that reminiscent of vintage photography- that surround is simple one subject image create an atmosphere of casual beauty that engages the viewer. One would easily see themselves immerse in these situation and enjoying these moments of simple pleasure. Comfortable is the word that most comes to mind when looking at his work. Like an old shirt that looks and feel great to wear, Templeton knows how to accommodate his subjects within a aura of pleasant quietude.
4. Elliot Erwitt, on tablet
Finally, if you have an Ipad and you love photography, there is something you cannot miss. 343 of Elliot Erwitt‘s images in a e format to be seen again and and again on your tablet. Not only does this Ipad only gem is full of Erwitt’s self edited images, but it contains audios of him explaining his work and behind the scenes videos. One can also zoom in and out of the images as well as navigate directly from images to images. At $5.99, it is a must have for anyone that enjoys great photography