This is a project by Zander Olsen that I have stumbled across before and re-discovered while doing research for our new project.  

From his site ‘This is an ongoing series of constructed photographs rooted in the forest. These works, carried out in Surrey, Hampshire and Wales, involve site specific interventions in the landscape, ‘wrapping’ trees with white material to construct a visual relationship between tree, not-tree and the line of horizon according to the camera’s viewpoint.’  

Thought I’d share.

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I really enjoy Lucas Foglia’s photographs for two apparent reasons; the colors and titles.

I love the muted colors.  They are natural, soft and calming. The titles, for example, “Roger Weightlifting, Jonah Natural Gas Field, Boulder, Wyoming 2010” or “Cora in a Realtree Camouflage Dress, Tennessee 2008” are packed with information. This allows for a stronger connection between the viewer and the subject.

I want to pass along this blog to the class, http://www.arestlesstransplant.com/limited-space/ .  A Restless Transplant is a photo blog a man named Foster Huntington started in 2008. He travels around North America in a 1987 VW Vanagon Syncro camping and surfing. The blog has some awesome photographs that can easily connect to Lucas Foglia’s. (They’re also on facebook, https://www.facebook.com/arestlesstransplant and instagram)

When wandering through the posted links, http://www.forwardthinkingmuseum.com/ caught my attention. Last fall, I tackled the “Put yourself in an awkward situation” assignment by taking pictures at GJ’s. I took photographs of people, on a Saturday night, with the flash on. There was no way of hiding the fact that I was taking a picture. One woman confronted me about taking a picture of her and demanded I delete it.  Forward thinking museum had a quote by Gus Powell that I enjoyed very much and brought me back to this memory.

“Sometimes I am asked: ‘Did you take my picture?’ and my standard reply is: ‘You’re in the picture but it’s not a picture of you. It’s a picture of ALL of this’ followed by a wide sweeping gesture of my hand to emphasize the space. It’s not always a satisfying answer to the questioner . . . but I’m not apologetic. Each time I make a picture it’s because I like what I see. It’s remarkable how well positivity serves me as I make these pictures.”

–        Gus Powell

(Side note: After reading a little more on Gus Powell, I was shocked to find out that his street photography and body of his work is inspired by Frank O’Hara’s book Lunch Poems. Kind-of interesting, a street photographer inspired by poetry.)

 I also visited http://www.miraslist.com/ which was a blog site. When scrolling through the posts, I stopped on some interesting photos. I specifically enjoyed looking at Stepohen Dirado’s photographs and recommend visiting his site to check out, at least, the dinner series. http://stephendirado.com/dinner/dinner.html