Reflex #5: Family Photography

Reflex #5.

Reflex #5 features edits of a found photograph, along with a quote from Bourdieu, giving a sociological perspective on the function of family photography:

“[…] solemnizing and immortalizing the high points of family life, […] reinforcing the integration of the family group by reasserting the sense that it has both of itself and of its unity. […] [T]he need for photographs and the need to take photographs […] are felt all the more intensely the more integrated the group and the more the group is captured at a moment of its highest integration.”

Bourdieu: Photography: A Middle-Brow Art, 1990, p. 19.

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Reflex #4: Photosynthesis

Reflex #4.

“Photosynthesis (/ˌfoʊtəˈsɪnθəsɪs/ FOH-tə-SINTH-ə-sis) is a system of biological processes by which photosynthetic organisms, such as most plants, algae, and cyanobacteria, convert light energy, typically from sunlight, into the chemical energy necessary to fuel their activities.” (Wikipedia, 14.03.2024)

Reflex #4 continues explorations of turning monochrome photos into color images via Riso-printing: Synthesising multi-layer colour images from one black-and-white negative.

Reflex #4, page 1.

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Postchristmas goes forth

postchristmas photograph as cover of Anna Smyrk’s single “January makes me sad”.

Is it not delightful to have friends coming from distant quarters? (attributed to Confucius)

Imagine my delight when I received an email by Australian singer Anna Smyrk, asking if she could use one of the photos of my postchristmas series for the cover art of her single “January makes me sad” (2023). Given that the song includes a line about dead christmas trees lining the street, I was more than happy to comply.

Please check it out, for example on spotify.