February 27, 2012
November 18, 2011
March 23, 2011
Charlotte Ballesteros and Hubert Marot (via but does it float)
October 6, 2010
September 9, 2010
September 8, 2010
Jan Kempenaers, Spomenik #1, 2006
BAM explains what we’re looking at:
In the context of his “Spomenik: The End of History” project, Kempenaers has photographed monuments erected by the communist regime of former Yugoslavia. Paying attention to their careful integration in the landscape, he demonstrates that landscapes are turned into sites of memory. Commemorating the common traumatic experiences during the Second World War and the partisan battles, these monuments were intended to provide the people of Yugoslavia with a common history and identity that would be productive in its future evolution. However, in the late twentieth century, these landscapes were torn by nationalist and ethnic violence and their monuments are now neglected. The idea of progress has been buried under the weight of history and the monuments, which were once machines of sightseeing and (photographic) image production, have become obsolete and invisible. Notwithstanding their futurist designs and their space age associations, these monuments have become modernist variations of the Romantic ruin - another preeminent icon of the picturesque.
More images at Hello You.
August 24, 2010
Some really nice photos of, you guessed it, Graceland.
March 22, 2010
February 4, 2010
For the past 2 years I have visited a beautiful mound of earth that I have come to call “the hill.” Each time I have come to the hill a new story is told to me as if the hill is my stage and the locals are the actors in this daily play.
This is wonderful. Paul is also guest designer for this foodie set on Pictory, which, yes, will totally make you hungry.
January 8, 2010
Fournier’s work focuses on the interiors of Chinese, Russian and US space agencies - and also includes some remarkable images of astronauts training grounds that, appropriately, look completely out of this world.
December 31, 2009
December 11, 2009
One in a series of nice-looking Jack Spade tags by Jason Fulford. Just in time for the (cold) weekend.