┐ Zachary Copfer’s bacteriographs └

“Microbiologist-turned-photographer Zachary Copfer has developed an amazing photo-printing technique that’s very different from any we’ve seen before. Rather than use photo-sensitive papers, chemicals, or ink, Copfer uses bacteria. The University of Cincinnati MFA photography student calls the technique “bacteriography”, which involves controlling bacteria growth to form desired images. Here’s how Copfer’s method works: he first…

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┐ Susan Boafo, organic photography └

© Susan Boafo, Organs of Extreme Perfection, 2011 © Susan Boafo, Endless Forms Most Beautiful, 2009 “Photosynthesis by microscopic organisms produces the majority of the life supporting oxygen that is required by all living things. In return, our reciprocal relationship provides them with carbon dioxide. The photograph is created by millions of these organisms as…

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┐ Walking, exercising the right to be free └

© Ralph Rumney, all images from Derive psychogeographique à Venise, 1956 Part of Ralph Rumney’s seminal contribution of the International Situationist Movement’s conception of Psychogeography. This detournement of ‘fotonovella’ which Rumney realized in Venice in 1957, was meant to be published in the first issue of the International Situationist Review. These images are from The…

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┐ This is punctum └

It’s never too late to talk about punctum. Roland Barthes created The concept, very simple to access but very difficult to locate in linguistic terms. It remains submissive to the subjective order and to the the representation of an image of affection. If one believes in an authentic point of view one should also be…

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┐ Filippo Minelli └

© Filippo Minelli, from Contradictions, ongoing. Project realized (until now) between Cambodia, Vietnam, Mali, China, Italy. © Filippo Minelli, all from the project Silence/Shapes, 2010-ongoing “I started the ongoing series Silence/Shapes in early 2010 to give a physical shape to silence. To realize my idea I chose the chemicals used to create smoke bombs, a…

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┐ Erotic postcards └

“Pictures of nude women were amongst the earliest imagery to find their way onto postcards and some of the most sought after. Because censors destoyed millions of nude postcards and they continue to be banned from the mail it is difficult to ascetain a full and accurate history of them. Despite continual efforts to eliminate…

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┐ #1000 └

© Sofia Silva, Ghost & Xica, 2013 This is Nihilsentimentalgia’s one thousand post. I started it 5 years ago, in June 2008, as I was finishing my undergrad in Photography. It was intended to be archive of all references and links, so it could be accessed anywhere. The blog has evolved, hopefully for the better…

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┐ A discussion worth having └

Back at the SIP blog, Rotem Rozental posted about Richard Benari and Lauren Henkin’s collaborative project about the nature of photography. Their work, their questions, could be the starting point of a discussion always worth having. On their site, Richard Benari and Lauren Henkin made available some audio files where you can listen to them…

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┐ Object on Screen └

still from Untamed Heart, 1993 II. Pleasure in Looking/Fascination with the Human Form A. The cinema offers a number of possible pleasures. One is scopophilia. There are circumstances in which looking itself is a source of pleasure, just as, in the reverse formation, there is pleasure in being looked at. Originally. in his Three Essays…

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