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By a keen eye, ideas are everywhere

Intruiging photo’s by Chino Otsuka. A Tokyo born photographer, living in Britain since she was 10. In her work she deals with a repeating theme; “What makes a place a home and where does a sense of belonging comes from?”. In a lot of her projects she uses self-portraits to explore the themes of belonging, identity and memory.

These pictures are a great example of this theme she is working on. By placing herself back in a picture that was taken when she was a child. I wonder how she felt when she was back at the place where these pictures were taken. Was there some disappointment or will ‘the journey back’ make the memory stronger. Clever way of using memory as a narritive element to tell her story.

“If,
again
I have a chance to meet,
there is so much I want to ask
and so much I want to tell”

Imagine Finding Me / Chino Otsuka

when time stops the image…

By a keen eye

Fotostudio De Jong is a documentary tv-program about photography. The show is presented by Wilfried de Jong, who is in this series constantly on the lookout for stories behind a photo and he gives his reflections on the images he finds. This show, which has a magazine-like format, is presented from his little photo gallery in Rotterdam. This program is such a great addition and reflection on todays society. A society which is more and more constantly captured in images and where photography has become accessible for everyone.

‘Instagram makes the world a smaller place’ _ The Instagramman / Eelco Roos / Croyable

Just love everything about it. First, and for most, the attention for all kinds of photography: ranging from interviews with photographers about one strong picture, pure professional technical photography, young photographers at the beginning of their career, news photos, poetry, art and archives. The styling of the studio and the graphics are spot on. There will be 8 more episodes to watch. VPRO / Saturday, Nederland 2, 21.15 – 22.00 p.m.

“A good photo stops time and lets fantasy in”
_ Wilfried de Jong

Instagram picture of Wilfried by Stephan Vanfleteren

the lion is back

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Today the 27th Edition of the Cinekid Festival has started!
The premiére of this festival is the Swedish youth movie Eskil & Trinidad.

Until the 25th of oktober 74 films will be exhibited, along with 26 television premieres, 21 documentaries, 12 dramaseries and 5 infotainment programs. The festival takes place on the great athmospheric grounds of the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam. In the Media Lab you’ll find 14 international mind-blowing installations, 21 unique workshops and master classes with real stars, the latest gimmicks and gadgets and 14 new apps for kids in a Mini AppLab. For further information check out their website.

birthdays

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As ‘Fotograaf des Vaderlands’ Ilvy Njikiktjien is for one year the face of Fotoweek and acts as the Ambassador of the Dutch photography. ‘Kijk! Mijn Familie’ is the theme of Fotoweek; for ten days an ode to photography. Especially for Fotoweek 2013 Ilvy makes a photo series about birthday parties. She visits 100 birthdays. Special and particular ordinary parties. The fotoweek is starting today and runs until the 29th of september. Look here for all activities.

gotcha!

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Perfect timing of these go-ginger-go-girls. That modern-vintage, clean touch of Emilie Vercruysse photography is just hitting all the right buttons for me. What a plus to capture a summerglow together with a crisp winter hominess.

Picture by courtesy of Emilie Vercruysse.

nothing lasts

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Always trying to postphone the moment, but it feels like summer is really over now. The wind and the leaves will come soon. But if it’s stunning like this picture by Thomas Jackson it sure helps.

In his photography, Thomas Jackson tries to stick to the concept of ‘real time image’. This picture is made with digital editing though. No problem with that if it is as beautiful as this.

via Colossal

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