aesthetics

Posts in this category are relating representation conventions, mainly with regards to photography, with ways of thinking, values and worldview of our culture.

Pinhole, where truth, beauty and goodness meet

Pinhole is a photographic technique that employs most of the times a home made camera in different degrees of improvisation and roughness. Matchboxes, shoeboxes and whatever boxes and containers are sort of starting point for those projects. The photographer bricoleur may also start from scratch by...

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Immateriality of digital image

It is a fact that the digital image has a state in which it is pure information. That is the case when it is written as a file, as sequence of bits. But once printed in paper, it is no less physical or material than the traditional analog photography. Similarities are not only in this final output...

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Popular portrait, at peace with fantasy

It allows plenty of good insights the exhibition, Retrato Popular, do vernáculo ao espetáculo, (Popular Portrait, from vernacular to spectacle) on show at SESC Belenzinho – São Paulo, since May 6 and ending July 31, 2016. First by providing an encounter of popular art, that is made for...

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Alternative processes in photography

  When we think about alternative processes in photography, what comes to our minds, is a sort of brownish prints showing cloudy images, because they were produced the way it was in the infancy of photography. Many people associate this kind of roughness to constrains given by early phases of...

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