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Daily Archives: November 18, 2010

Eric de Maré’s secret country

Eric de Maré’s sublime photographs of British industrial buildings forced postwar architects to look again at the landscape. His influence is still felt today

Shock of the old … Eric De Maré’s ‘skyscrapers’ in Hastings. Photograph: Eric de Maré

here is a link to the full article http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2010/nov/16/eric-de-mare-architectural-photography

These ‘skyscrapers” are remarkably similar (if not the same ones) to the beautiful constructions  Saad Qureshi used as a basis for his creation during his work for the School of Saatchi programme. Here is an image from Saad’s website


Photography so good it hurts Susie Linfield says modern writers dismiss images of suffering. But photojournalism forms a basis for our human rights debates

Pentax 645 Digital

After a very long time in bringing to market Pentax have finally produced a digital version of their popular 645 film camera. It uses 40megapixels so producing something like 115mb file. Here is a first review of the camera. http://www.bjp-online.com/british-journal-of-photography/test/1898766/pentax-645d-tested-contender