Monthly Archives: May 2016

Ex. 8: Zone system in practice

There is a disconnect between the dynamic range of the human eye and the sensors of even the most powerful modern cameras. Whilst photographers can try to capture a ‘middling’ exposure, many will produce HDR (high dynamic range) photographs that use … Continue reading

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Ex. 6: The contemporary abyss

I’ve found it difficult to grapple with the concept of ‘the sublime’ within the art world as the more I read into the subject, the more I disagree with its very existence. It’s not that I haven’t experienced what is … Continue reading

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“Naoya Hatakeyama on what’s awe-some” Online Video

I find it rather telling that in a three-minute video on describing the “aesthetic concepts of the beautiful and the sublime” 1 Hatakeyama managed to do the opposite. Starting off by watching with no previous knowledge of ‘the sublime’, I … Continue reading

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