Photography these days is in a strange place: Everybody snaps so many pictures, they have lost all value. So much is being done in Photoshop, there is little reality anymore. And many photographers are among the most-followed people online.
One of the great fascinations of photography is the insight into other places and other people’s lives that it gives. Even in times of seemingly pervasive Photoshop-ing (and even given the long history of photographic fakery), there is a power to the photojournalistic image. See: Dead Syrian refugee boy on Turkey beach. But also, if you […]
Snap, snap, snap. Every new scene, another new pic – and life is missed as one is hidden behind the lens rather than fully there. Or so a common complaint goes, but photography also offers a host of lessons for making oneself at home by seeing places and people more intimately. Photography – or actually, […]
China needs a moral core, and it needs religion to gain that, some people argue. I am not convinced, but rather into exploring how people – be they others or us – do or do not make themselves at home, aiming to find how to really live in this world. Religion and spirituality certainly are a part […]
As an avid explorer of chilli and cuisines, the ChiliCult-ist, I love discovering markets. (There is a whole series on that over on ChiliCult.) This time, around Hong Kong’s North Point, I took the chance not just to document a bit of what’s on offer here (stories as that tells on the relationship of people […]
“How to really live in this world” is the one thing I aim to explore and explain, but the natural twin to that is a look at how we do make ourselves at home in… wherever we are. Increasingly, that is in cities. Parkour has been one of those practices that have re-shaped the urban […]
Taking pictures, as ubiquitous as it has become thanks to smartphones and Instagram, is one of those nicely conflicted activities. Whipping out a phone, carrying around a camera, sets one apart from the situation at hand, marks the stranger. It’s hardly conducive to making oneself at home in the place and time. Then again, taking […]
Photography can be used to make oneself at home in a place, frame shots and look for spots, and get to see the familiar anew in the process. Here, I took things a step further and added the dimension of time – which is not so unusual a thing, given our interest in historical photographs […]