What really got my hackles up was rather sophomoric post by Mr. Colberg today about what a photograph is as it compares to a photo-illustration. This post showed me that he is swimming in unfamiliar waters. He could have easily referenced the Reuters handbook on what is accepted digital processing. It is very clear, probably too clear for Mr. Colberg.
The lack of an ability to comment on this post directly, save for emailing him, also gets to me. How is this really a discussion in this day and age in the blogosphere? I am not always a fan of comments, but in this case, I wish they were there.
I have been tweeting some of my initial reactions to these posts, but since he Mr. Colberg abandoned twitter for tumblr (a platform without comments). I wonder what type of dialog he is striving for.” —words on photography > by Tom Leininger
Dear Magnum Blog readers,
In recent weeks we have been working behind the scenes on new interactive channels for the Magnum Photos website. One of the main focuses is building stronger community portals and creating a more engaging experience with our website. The greatest asset of Magnum is the high standards of quality in regards to our content, and showcasing this work on the blog can be very limiting, so as an online destination we want to offer more to our audience and build a strong community portal. We would like to bring you better ways to view new work and engage with it on a regular basis so we will be reformatting the blog and building coherent photographer channels to integrate the community with activities beyond blogging and we are looking forward to a more productive and mutually beneficial discourse. While we do this we ask for your patience and understanding. Soon there will be so much more for you to enjoy on our website.” —
Magnum is going to go all social network-ey on us. Should be interesting. I imagine the LENS blog and Burn Magazine have influenced what they’re working on. What I’m most interested in will be their new money making features. Online courses? Mentorship? VIP access?
Harrell Fletcher: What makes something—a piece of art, a film, a book, a bowl of soup, a song, a walk—really good, in your subjective view? Maybe the question is, if you had a set of things that you considered good, like the list in the previous sentence, is there a quality that they share that makes you like them? Or is the goodness different in each case?
July: I think there are a few categories of cross-genre good, but here is my favorite: At first you hate it. And then suddenly you expand, you grow, and the book, the bowl of soup, the song, the walk, becomes a prized thing—the first example of your new, smarter self.” —Miranda July - Page 2 - Interview Magazine