Tech News: A Powerful Mobile Projector for Artists
Now being funded at Kickstarter, Visio is a “super-powerful” mobile projector that may be ideal for artists who want to show off their work in a big way, notes Digital Trends: The 2.2-pound device projects photo slides onto potentially enormous surfaces, offering quality beyond that of 4K digital projection. You can pop regular 35mm slides into the device’s holder, including (of course) digital images converted to slides. “We aim to convey the pleasure of photo-projection to picture lovers,” notes the projector’s makers.
Spotlight: Marc Lemoine's "Sad Heart," Made From eBay Home Movies
Nostalgia is a tricky thing: It can be a simple yearning for the past, but it isn't merely a memory. Memories are something else. The word nostalgia is derived in part from an ancient Greek word for "homecoming" and another for "pain" or "ache." Nostalgia is an emotion, and often an unreliable one that can lead us to focus on some memories while overlooking others. Nostalgia is the poignancy at the heart of photographer Marc Lemoine's short film "Sad Heart of Mine." Set to the music of post-rock band Caspian, the film was created with home-movie footage sourced from eBay. We feature it today.
Joy Hecht's Collages
The 2017 Summer Invitational: Pimp Your Sketchbook, in which artists show their personal work and open a window onto their creative process, continues with Joy Hecht, who travels the world for her work. She doesn’t exactly keep a sketchbook, but puts her experiences onto paper using scissors and glue instead. I wouldn't say that I regularly use sketchbooks as part of my art practice. But then, I also wouldn't really say I have an art practice. I'm a graphic-designer-wannabe who ended up w...
In Focus: Winners of the Latin American Pictures of the Year Contest
Photojournalism is thriving in Latin America. That's the takeaway from the biannual Latin American Pictures of the Year competition, which recently announced the winners of its 2017 edition. Portuguese photographer Daniel Rodrigues was named Ibero-American Photographer of the Year for his a series about mistreatment of albinos in Mozambique and other work. Federico Rios's project on FARC guerrillas in Colombia took first place for News Series. Latin American Fotografia winner Peter Bauza's series on squatters in Rio de Janeiro won first place in the Daily Life Series category.
Illustrator Profile - Federica Del Proposto: "Look for your own vision of the world"
Federica Del Proposto is an illustrator and artist based in Milan and Paris. Her delightfully charming illustrations have appeared in publications in Europe and the U.S., as well as in corporate and advertising projects. Del Proposto works simply; she says, "My favorite mediums are pencils and fine-liners-I love them." In addition to travel guides and annual reports, she created the poster for New York City's River to River Festival.
The SONY a9: What the Pros Have to Say
"Eventually you knew it had to happen. Sooner or later cameras would get so good at what they did that basically your job as a photographer would be to look for interesting things to shoot and then try not to get in the camera's way as it did it's thing capturing them. I mean, imagine if a camera had pretty much flawless exposure capability, flawless focusing and could fire and focus so fast it never missed a frame?" So writes Jeff Wignall in todays Street Test of the Sony a9 full-frame mirrorless camera. Sony Artisans of Imagery Katrin Eisman, Andy Katz, and Pat Murphy-Racey join in with their takes on the 24.2-megapixel camera that has caused an uproar in the photo industry.