A Slow Week

As the title says it’s been a slow week (or two). Rainy days, flat light, generally embedded in the office there haven’t been many opportunities to take any photos or play with some new apps.

At best these are asides, toe in the water kinda things.

First are two from Nottingham Contemporary last Saturday. The first is an external shot using HDRPro & Snapseed. The second is internal and done with 645Pro and again Snapseed. The Contemp’ is a really great building and artspace. The current two shows are coming to their end and the internal shot is of the dancing / growling / prowling medieval figures in the first gallery. These are by artist Francis Upritchard. A little creepy, a little funny & should probably behave better in public but impressively individual and on the whole well dressed.

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Earlier this evening I went to another Exhibition Opening at the New Walk Museum in Leicester. We are supporting the educational programme that runs alongside the August Sander Art Rooms exhibition that’s on for the next month or so. Sander was a German social photographer whose iconic images captured the German people mainly during the mis war periods in the early 1900’s. most prints on display are from the glass plate negatives and are of utterly exceptional quality. It was all alchemy, science, patience & luck then. No iPhones, not even iPhone1.

The opening was attended by Sanders grandson Gerd who is in the first shot below. Just behind there is a Francis Bacon painting next to a Leon Kossoff painting. Impressive.

The second shot use a new app called Slow Shutter. Can you guess what it does? Both images are tweaked in Snapseed.

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