Next to inspecting photo books I read quite a bit of non-fiction and business books and went through my recent amazon history…
Detroit: An American Autopsy
Pretty devastating story about a journalist returning to a crumbling Detroit
Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt
I knew about high-frequency trading, but was not aware, that it really is disguised highway robbery on a large scale
Fernando Pessoa – The Book of Disquiet (Penguin Modern Classics)
Pessoa gets a big + in my book (pun intended). This collection of prose and poetry, rather loosely stringed together feels very evocative and photographic to me.
I’ve always liked the work of David Carson… for example: The End of Print: The Grafik Design of David Carson
Many of the pieces from the 90ies have a wonderful analog lo-fi quality to them that I always adored. Quite ironic that I have adapted to a digital workflow for most things.
Recently, I came across the term “data bending” and “glitch art” – data bending refers to intentionally, yet randomly, modifying “glitching” digital files with oftentimes surprising outcomes. Strangely, data-bent pieces oftentimes look digital and still too perfect to me and while it would be possible to achieve the desired look in Photoshop, I much prefer the aforementioned lo-fi quality of an analog video signal. Back to the future…
I always advocate cloud storage for off-site media and photography storage, and my libraries have gr…