Posts Tagged ‘film’

Tate Modern Turns Ten

March 31, 2010

Tate Modern turns 10 on 12 May 2010, 

 and, to celebrate, Tate Modern invites

 you to contribute the ten best images

 you’ve taken of Tate Modern and in

 Turbine Hall.

 As part of their 10th birthday 

 celebrations, the folks there are also

 planning a short film that tells the

 story of Tate Modern.

 Some  images posted to the Flickr 

 group before April 16th 2010 may

 be selected to be included in the

Tate Modern is 10 film. 

Go to the following link for full details: #mce_temp_url#


Quote of the Day

December 7, 2009

Human gesture and expression are the essence of photography. It’s not about lights or fast lenses and fast film. It’s the ability to capture a moment in time. To capture the spirit of someone in that magic box is wonderful. It’s what I fell in love with as a kid. 

John Shearer

American Photographer

Note: I’ve found sites for two different John Shearers – either may or may not belong to the Quote of the Day Photographer mentioned above. Both, however, appear to have singers and musicians as their subjects:



Quote of the Day

November 15, 2009





What I really enjoy about night

shooting is that I’m not just

recording fractions of a second

of time, but minutes, and

sometimes hours of time on film.





Stu Jenks

American Photographer

Quote of the Day

October 9, 2009



Like it or not, a photograph is an art form, regardless of subject or style. One of the reasons I can make this generalisation is that as with anything artistic, its not a definitive thing; it means different things to different viewers and is totally subjective. To one viewer it may be crap, to another it may be superb. Just like music, sculpture, painting, the written word or film, it stirs up a different feeling and thought within anyone who looks at a picture. Its not finite like a mathematical formula but totally infinite in its communication.

Edmond Terakopian

British Freelance Press Photographer

Photographer David LaChappelle

October 1, 2009

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Click on the following link to view some of the work

from today’s Quote of the Day Photographer,

David LaChappelle:



[Hover over the studio name to pick a category.] 

Quote of the Day

October 1, 2009



It’s much harder to work for

yourself, by yourself, than

to create work for a gallery,

because there are no limits

and you can do anything

you want. It’s always easier

when you have a parameter,

when you have a limit. You

can work within the limit

and push it and walk the line,


but when you’re given absolutely no limits, it’s harder. You must

really think. It’s more challenging.


David LaChappelle

(1963-    )

American Photographer

Quote of the Day

September 26, 2009



I have come to the hospital to photograph a wounded young girl. Her doctor has asked me to help get the United Nations to evacuate her. Her injuries are horrible. She is in a coma and she will die soon. But she is tying up badly needed medical resources now.”Sorry about the blood on the sheets”, says a nurse and puts a plastic doll in the little girl’s limp hand. It’s late afternoon and the soft light coming through the plastic where the windows used to be is fading. “It will be too dark in a few minutes”, I tell myself, trying to overcome the numbing pain so I can do something. Do something. Do what?

I want to stroke the little girl’s cheek. Tell her she will be all right. Make everything all right. I want to curl up on the floor and cry. I want it all to go away.

But it will never go away. So I do what I always do. I absorb yet another dose of it. I expose a few frames of film and myself to every nuance of the horror of a child torn apart by shrapnel.

The photograph is grotesquely beautiful. I have turned a scream into music. — Sarajevo 1993


Morten Hvaal
(1963 –    )

Norwegian Documentary Photographer

Gasparilla International Film Festival

September 11, 2009

Gasparilla International Film Festival






The folks running the 2010 Gasparilla Film Festival are accepting submissions now through December 15, 2009 for the 4th annual Gasparilla International Film Festival, taking place from Thursday, March 18 through Sunday, March 21, 2010.   The early bird deadline is September 15, 2009; the regular deadline is November 15, 2009; and the late deadline is December 1, 2009.

GIFF is truly an international festival, accepting film from all around the globe, along with popular Cuban selections. Categories for 2010 include:
Young Filmmaker (under 25 years old)
North American Drama
Short Film
Florida Focus
Informative filmmaker panels and workshops and networking opportunities with industry leaders and film supporters are available throughout the festival.

Click on the link for full details: #mce_temp_url#


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Filmmaker & Photographer Hollis Frampton

August 6, 2009

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Today’s Quote of the Day person is Filmmaker & Photographer

Hollis Frampton…


Hollis Frampton (1936-1984) was an American  avant-garde 

filmmaker, photographer, writer/theoretician, and a pioneer of

digital art.


In 1956 Frampton began correspondence with Ezra Pound after

becoming interested in the literary generation of the 1880’s. In

the fall of 1957 he moved to Washington D.C. where he visited

Ezra Pound almost daily at St. Elizabeth’s hospital where Pound

was finishing part of his Cantos.


There, Frampton writes that he was “privy to a most meaningful

exposition of the poetic process by an authentic member of the

‘generation of the ‘80’s.’At the same time, I came to understand

that I was not a poet.” 




In this video, (after a too-long intro), Professor Michael Zyrd

introduces Hollis Frampton’s Hapax Legomena:


Quote of the Day

August 6, 2009




A still photograph

is simply an

isolated frame

taken out of 

the infinite 






Hollis Frampton


American Avant-garde Filmmaker & Photographer