Michael Wolf in photomuseum The Hague. Best exhibition of the year, so far.
Also old work, much admired by young audience.
Great interview with Otto Snoek. In Dutch. One of the best Dutch street photographers I think. Full frontal flash street photography of real Rotterdam people.
And on the benefits of being amateur photographer.
Early morning, view over Kuala Lumpur from KL Tower.
Jamel van de Pas. Young great talent. For once also commercially doing the right things, it seems. Extremely gritty style, mixing Daido Moriyama and Jacob Aue Sobol.
The small book “Martin Parr” from Phaidon has a relatively extensive introduction (I mean: for such a small book) to the work of Martin Parr. We see how he develops from a black and white photographer of British life into the critical flash & color photographer of life’s peculiarities as we know him today.
The book furthermore is a guide to how you can read a picture. Maybe a bit over the top now and then:
“… the picture recalls Bernini’s sculpture of Daphne sprouting leaves and branches… (picture of girl on school party).
“It must also refer to the psychological complexity of attending school”(boy with mother a grammar school).
Wonderful pictures of a stuffed owl, sausages, a cup of tea, and many other ordinary objects and scenes depicted in Parr’s unique manner.