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memories

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

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when time stops the image…

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

Martijn van de Griendt

Anjès Geesink; ‘Vogels huilen niet’ / ‘Birds don’t cry

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

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focus

Another inspiring designer story from the Herman Miller series ‘Why design‘. Nothing to add to the words of Don Chadwick ‘It’s our function as designers to see things other people don’t see’. So true.

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for now

I’ll have to wait…
I’ll come down

After a hectic, fun month and a lot more exciting stuff is about to happen. The styling and photography of Lab 71 with its calming, soothing fairytale atmosphere is the eyecandy that’s perfect for today. A little peace and quiet time. It’s so nice to walk through Frieda Mellemas’ world. A world that brings her contemplations and daydreams alive into touchable, striking images.

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