A photographer edits out our smartphones to show our strange and lonely new world

“Angie and me” by Eric Pickergill

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Mois de la Photo Montreal – Biennale 2015: The Post-Photographic Condition | LensCulture

The Post-Photographic Condition | LensCulture

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Mathieu A., 2005. From the series, “Autoportraits robots.” Courtesy of the artist and galerie UNIVER / Colette Colla, Paris. © Leandro Berra

“Post-photography is not a style or a historical movement but a rerouting of visual culture

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Rusty skip

On the grass verge between the bus-stop and the Eastbourne address where I was planning to spend the day, a rusty skip was waiting. Quite empty, it had been delivered earlier that morning – or so I surmised.

The colours of the original shots have been adjusted to optimise the abstract effects.

Victoria’s chimneys

Victoria's chimneys (28 November 2014)

Victoria’s chimneys (28 November 2014)

My sister and I had taken a trip to the university, where she had been doing film studies: she needed to pick up an essay that had been marked.

As we walked and talked back along Fairlie Terrace, my camera begged to be let out of the bag.

And then I forgot that I’d taken those pictures. Here’s the one I like best.

 

Portico project at an end

Now there's an end to it (13 February 2015)

Now there’s an end to it (13 February 2015)

Captured last Friday (13 February), when cloudy conditions prevailed, this image is my last shot before the portico was finally dismantled. (See my earlier story for details.)

I’d show you a picture of the gap, but it’s still too messy over there right now.

“The $800,000 project to remove the earthquake-prone overbridge between the library and council office started in November, and was intended to be finished by Christmas,” according to Ian Douglas, owner of The Village Goldsmith in nearby Mercer Street. Mr Douglas’ comments were reported yesterday by The Dominion Post, under the headline, “Overrun portico project ‘damaging retail trade’“.

“It’s been a complete debacle,” [Ian] Douglas said. “Now it is dragging through what is normally our three busiest trading months.”

The news story reports Council spokesman Clayton Anderson as saying there would still be a week or two of “finishing work” but the heavy machinery would be gone and people could again walk through the area to Civic Square.

 

Breakpoint

Soxter audibly sighed.

“As citizens of this republic, we are allowed to not believe in God, but we all should believe in democracy. When we set out to make the rich smarter and stronger than the poor by offering to the wealthy these expensive drugs and genetic alterations, we undermine democracy. I have always thought that the size of a person’s income did not tell me about his IQ, but that will soon no longer be the case …” (Richard A Clarke, in Breakpoint)

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Clarke, Richard A. 2007. Breakpoint. New York: G P Putnam’s Sons [p88]