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Tech News: Apple Revamps MacBook Pro Lineup, Adds "Touch Bar"

DP Review   Monday October 31, 2016

On the 25th anniversary of the first PowerBook, Apple last week announced three new MacBook Pro models. The new flagship 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros bring performance boosts, revamped ergonomics, lighter weight and a new “Touch Bar,” a touch-sensitive display strip that replaces the traditional function keys, notes DP Review. In Photoshop, the Touch Bar combines with the keyboard and trackpad to create a natural way to edit photographs, adds PetaPixel. The laptops feature a retina display Apple is calling their “best ever,” but Apple has also partnered with LG to create a 27-inch 5K display  that connects to (and charges) new MacBook Pros via a Thunderbolt 3 cable. The Verge raves.   Read the full Story >>

Portfolio: The Exquisite Minimalism of Hengki Koentjoro

LensCulture   Monday October 31, 2016

Hengki Koentjoro  says his exquisite black-and-white images are inspired by Japanese haiku poetry:  “Haiku has taught me to look at this world in the most uncomplicated but contemplative way. Haiku is about nature, and nature is the place where I seek my freedom, expression and identity,” he writes at LensCulture. On a more concrete level, Koentjoro notes that he is also inspired to create his minimalist “reveries” by the work of two photographers: Ansel Adams and Michael Kenna.   Read the full Story >>

Books: Modern Photographs Created Obsessively with Vintage Cameras

HYPERALLERGIC   Monday October 31, 2016

Something else that’s been lost in the digital age is the smell that old cameras and darkrooms gave off. “It’s spicy and if you could bottle it, it would make a brilliant aftershave,” writes David Ellwand, a collector based in England who owns more than 100 vintage cameras. He has collected the images he made with them in his new book Retro Photo: An Obsession. “There can’t be many instances in history of a technological change that has left so many beautiful products redundant,” he notes.   Read the full Story >>

Exhibitions: The Photo As Object in the Digital Age

George Eastman House   Monday October 31, 2016

Digital technology has both broadened the reach of photography and obviated the need for photographic prints. “As a consequence, photographs in the form of image-bearing sheets of paper are scarce outside of the art world,” notes the George Eastman House, where a new exhibition, “A Matter of Memory: Photography as Object in the Digital Age,” is on view through Jan. 29, 2017. The exhibition focuses on how artists are responding to the rejection of physical prints, adds the British Journal of Photography.   Read the full Story >>

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