The story behind a portrait that brought a widely overlooked human catastrophe into devastating focus.
We’ve all heard of the rules of thirds but have you heard of the rule of three?The rule of three is a writing principle that suggests that a trio of events or characters is more humorous, satisfying, or effective than other numbers in [the] execution of the story and engaging the reader. The reader or audience of this form of text is also thereby more likely to remember the information conveyed. This is because having three entities combines both brevity and rhythm with having the smallest amount of information to create a pattern. It makes the author or speaker appear knowledgeable while being both simple and catchy.WIKIPEDIA
Although a writing principle, one of my photography instructors, Loren Fisher, has suggested using this principle when composing images with more than one object of focus.
I’ve been trying to use this principle in my images.
This image was captured earlier this year near South Street Seaport during my lunch break. I used my Fuji X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR and shot using an ACROS Film Simulation Recipe by Ritchie Roesch.
Some interesting theory about both photography and narrative structure with a great little photo to underline it all.
Beautiful, free images and photos that you can download and use for any project. Better than any royalty free or stock photos.
A photo series of Myra Green's white friends. A study of whiteness in America.
hat tip: Seeing White on Scene on Radio
A new Tumblr compiles self-portraits taken at funerals and shared with the world. Here are a few, interspersed with more traditional efforts at celebrating life and publicly reflecting on mortality.
An interesting and excellent follow-on from the prior story I read. Somehow the older mores of photographing and arranging the dead seem at least connected to those we’ve lost whereas some of these funeral selfies or so-called “caskies” they don’t seem to be mourning much of anything except the minute amounts of fame they may be losing.
When photography was new, it was often used to preserve corpses via their images. An Object Lesson
Fascinating to read about some of the cultural shifts and norms in our society over the past century or so.
Micro.blog for Mac version 1.3 is now available. It features a brand new import feature for uploading an archive of Instagram photos to your blog.
This is an awesome development. I do wish it wasn’t so MacOS-centric, but hopefully its one of many export/import tools that shows up to improve peoples’ ownership and portability of their data.
I love the overall advertising concept here–particularly for such a modern product.
I’m almost half-tempted to commission someone to re-purpose old war propaganda posters like this to promote the Indieweb movement.
He controls his own website–and they love that.
Don’t let that shadow touch them. Own your domain.
She may be… accepting Webmentions.
First they ignore you.
Then they laugh at you.
Then they fight you.
Then you WIN
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