Autumn Leaves and Fresh Air

I’ve talked about the drought that the country have suffered during the summer, which was very hot. But, luckily, autumn have brought some rain and fresh air. Time for a getaway to some nice woodland in northern Germany and trying to forget for some days the bad news we receive every day about the worldContinue reading “Autumn Leaves and Fresh Air”

Days of Works and Books

I have a friend – a very good photographer – who used to make her own photo books. She bind the books with the Japanese and Leporello (often called concertina) binding. I was astonished with the results of her books. But I never had the patience to afford to do the job. And all atContinue reading “Days of Works and Books”

Has to Be a Photograph a Factual Rendition of Reality?

The judgement of whether a thing is a work of art is a simple one and can be answered unambiguously. The term art has been settled to mean objects expressing human skill and imagination (read: creativity). Anything that meets these qualifications is—by definition—art. […] What remains ambiguous and open to subjective judgement is not whetherContinue reading “Has to Be a Photograph a Factual Rendition of Reality?”

Evolution of a Landscape

In mid-July, I visited the Lower Lusatia (Niederlausitz), a historical region stretching from the southeast of the German state of Brandenburg to the southwest of Lubusz Province in Poland. Lusatia provided much of the lignite, known as soft brown coal, that heated German homes and powered the country’s industrial rise. Lignite mining in Lusatia beganContinue reading “Evolution of a Landscape”