hi followers and passersby,
i just updated my flickr account and would love for you all to check it out. I’m new to the site, so I welcome your feedback and comments! i spent the summer and fall abroad so there’s tons to see (london, sweden, prague, switzerland, berlin, copenhagen, israel, barcelona, etc). i’ve also got some west and east coast stuff for your viewing pleasure. the link to my flickr page is on the left - or click here! thanks so much!
Pictures my Papa took during the war are some of my all-time favorite pictures.
I spy Château de Chillon there near the upper left—that was the first castle I ever went to! Such lovely photos.
Kite Perspectives by Gerco de Ruijter
Gerco de Ruijter experiments with the eye of the camera in an unusual way, he photographs landscapes with a camera attached to a kite or to a large fishing rod. The intenstity of his images seems to contradict the simplicity of their creation. The absence of a horizon, our eye’s normal orientation point, creates a curious and enigmatic abstraction, by which de Ruijter’s photographs are closer to painting than to documentary photography. The viewer gets caught up in de Ruijter’s amazement with the beauty of what is practically imperceptible to the human eye but which can be made visible with help of the camera’s mechanical eye.
Apartment house at 860 Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, 1957
Brooklyn teen gang, The Jokers, 1959. By Bruce Davidson