Wednesday, 29 December 2010

sermon on the log




well thats the wonderful thing about reality its pliable 

Einstein said one original thought increases the knowledge in the world by the sum total present - so as a thought elasticates movement our perception of realties change - when henry ford said history is bunk -its implication would lead history to become a commodity - for rearranging the future - 
dont over look that disney is all about time travel for five bucks a ride - no discomfort as our perception of realties changes - ok it only lasts a few minutes but you get to see your mum again - 
john lindus

Monday, 20 December 2010

grey days

working on a series of images with john under the provisional title grey days. For 25 years i've watched the sea slowly eat up the beach and yard of this magnificent old building at an average of 1 meter a year, now the front sea facing wall is gone.
i was really pleased to be featured on lenscratch, aline smithson's blog - thankyou
(aristaedu400; 1+50; rodinal;)

Saturday, 4 December 2010

painted back drop



very strange effect on this - looks like a studio painted backdrop from an old film or even a photographers studio -

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

descry magazine

Descry Magazine, Issue No. 2
CATALOGUE OF THE NIGHT
With Guest Editor Donald Graham Hershey

To Be Released: October 22nd
Now available for pre-order here.





Issue No. 2 Features the Work of 28 Artists:

Michael Bailey-Gates, Lauren E. Simonutti, Kati Mennett, Angela Berry, Angel Chiriboga, Sarah Small, Gregory Bartlett, Chris Woodcock, Kristoffer Axen, Corey Michael Smithson,Jordan Reznick, S. Gayle Stevens, Julia Forrest, Morgan Kendall, Sarawut Chutiwongpeti,Bonnie Briant, Jeffery Campbell, Alek Lindus, Rytis Gervickas, Adrienne Lesperance,Ursula Sokolowska, Blair Phillips Friederich, Randi Berez, Viola Booth, Michal Giedrojc, Justin StGermain, Chelsea Rae Klein, Elena Zavala

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Anastasia Andreadi - Sofiane Ait Chalalet






EXCESSIVE SHORT STORY - extract from the work - PEISISTRATOS - Scenic excersise - open trial on the work of Giorgos Cheimonas
TΟ ΥΠΕΡΒΟΛΙΚΟ ΔΙΗΓΗΜΑ - απόσπασμα από το έργο - ΠΕΙΣΙΣΤΡΑΤΟΣ - Σκηνική άσκηση - ανοιχτή δοκιμή πάνω στον λόγο του Γιώργου Χειμωνά.

Friday, 2 July 2010

another language

night photography is another language - it is a different spatial plane - a different consideration of time

Thursday, 17 June 2010

pitsosfourlis dances with the donkey

pitsosfourlis dances with the donkey

polaroid high definition film - don't know anything about it except i've got a stash and it has wonderful colour on interior shots with a wide aperture. best thing though - there's only 12 shots to a roll - cuts out the interminability of 36 shots

Sunday, 13 June 2010

irresistible




well she is... john's started a blog - plastik and i think the images are great, the best so far in as much as they say so much with so little. Also very much like blogger's new templates, great fun to work with.

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

nothingness is not heavy


'nothing could be lighter. it is lightness itself ... . Why, you're scarcely born; ten minutes later you never want to die.' ionesco

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

speaks for itself


definitely piracy and murder, and why did the BBC and the Guardian take so long to start covering a story that was being 'aired' on facebook, what is it with the slant - lots of fuck ups there. ofcourse i forgot terrorist organizations disguised as aide workers etc etc - from all over the world - what a dangerous world it is for them - killers behind every bush and boat. 

Friday, 28 May 2010

ratio



john had his Herodotus series featured on mire magazine.
coincidentally my titling of these images seems to have a mathematical aspect - mmm well that would be a case of self flattery as i haven't got a clue - just a sense of wonder at the mystery. on the question of the truth or non-truth of a photograph in this instance - night; many factors conspire to weave optical illusions such as the size and proportion of this building in relation to the figure - 80mm fixed lens distortion. someone mentioned gregory crewdson, someone else mentions lynch as regards the series - in the likeness of - but association [flattering or not] aside, photographing at night offers the same kind of compositional confinement that indoors has, just can't deal with those big open spaces. Am wondering whether to add these 2 or 1 of to the last quatrain.
the fracturing dislocating vision that only the camera supplies - sontag [yet again] has become the reality of the way we have been taught to see. Some clever thoughts - or perhaps what now seems a stating of the obvious - which is one of the consequences of time on most things. i have got to stop making sweeping generalizations about things because the broader picture is pretty bleak - whereas the minutiae are infinitely magnificent. although thinking about it ... the cat killed a lizard - the cat normally kills things for fun and only ever eats dry biscuits - but lizard she seems to have a taste for, though this one seems to be partially unpalatable due to the fact that it is/was full of eggs - so after she consumed it from tail to egg section she left the trophy on the path where it is now a feast for ants. i didn't know lizards had eggs packed in them like that - one wonders where the internal organs go to make room for so much egg.
Also interesting article related to the oil spill posted by Ruth on FB, shame john deleted his 'rant' over there - it would have tied in with his argument, but he likes deleting.


Thursday, 27 May 2010

hyperbolic reality




i see night photography as an hyperbolic reality - by framing isolated areas of light in darkness - it contains the subject whilst simultaneously proposing an infinite in black

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

scale

its not often that light, location and time conspire to create a little gem of surrealism, i'm not referring to the contrived surrealism of the movement, but that of life itself which is very much present in photography - Sontag says - surrealism lies at the heart of the photographic enterprise: in the very creation of a duplicate world, of a reality in the second degree, narrower but more dramatic than the one perceived by natural vision - it is photography that has best shown how to juxtapose the sewing machine and the umbrella.

Friday, 14 May 2010

small

small


'snapping the thread. . .'
Because the plains are full of asphodels

because despair is agreeable,

you grew an olive tree
out of your head
provisionally lubricating
the ache,

your eyelids
                   nipples
'rain drops on a dusty road'

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

kitchen sink drama

Thessaloniki was great, had a magnificent time with Natasha, walked and talked and she has the most fantastic house. Ευχαριστο Πιτσος φουρλις. 

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

talk to the hand

talk to the hand

"May those who curse days curse that day, those who are ready to rouse Leviathan."
state, church and fear

and a pinhole

Monday, 3 May 2010

a passage


a passage a paragraph a moment a word some thought the being not being reflected passing constructed inspired the grammar of light an opinion of lens miraculous wee beastie built think black square in place in face ramble rumble grumble .... for melina... what's everything?

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

shamanistic


john's got a brilliant story - the chronicles of worm - well worth a look and read. This image is the second in a set of 3, first one is here

Sunday, 25 April 2010

fleeting


we are so transient, contained in our spaces, confined by our barriers. What you catch in a mirror or a shadow. a tiny fragment of a greater puzzle - just one way of looking.

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

shared film and holga


from a shared film with Isa marcelli first she shot the roll and sent me the film to shoot over. this was the second film in this project, the first is here, where there is also the results of a film she shared with Bichito thanks Isa - it was fun

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

invitation

thessaloniki


“Μετα- Θέσις”,

σε επιμέλεια της Ιστορικού της Τέχνης Μαρίας Κενανίδου

Μέσα στην Ηρακλείτεια ροή των πάντων, η διαφραγματική σύλληψη ενός σημείου του τόπου μες το χρόνο συνεχούς εξέλιξης και μεταβολής του, το μεταθέτει: γεωγραφικά, χρονικά, πολιτικά, θρησκευτικά, φιλοσοφικά, ιστορικά, ανθρωπολογικά, ψυχολογικά, συνειδησιακά, αισθητικά, ηθικά, φαντασιακά, ποιητικά, κοινωνικά, πολιτιστικά, υπαρξιακά ...

Η μετάθεση αυτή ενέχει την εντασιακή σχέση τόπου και χρόνου αμεσότερα από οποιαδήποτε μορφή τέχνης όσον αφορά την γενεσιουργό πράξη, την πρόσληψη του έργου αλλά και την ανάγνωση του ζωτικού εναύσματος και την ερμηνευτική υπόθεση του αποτελέσματος αποτύπωσής του. Ο τόπος στο χρόνο και ο χρόνος στον τόπο.

Ο φωτογράφος επιλέγει ένα σημείο εξέλιξης ενός τόπου και το μεταθέτει προσδίδοντάς του παραβατικά λίγο χρόνο επιπλέον μέσω της αποτύπωσης. Δηλαδή επιβάλλοντάς το να υπάρχει μέσω νοητικής διεργασίας αναγνώρισης ταύτισης, αισθητηριακής ψηλάφησης, νοητικής ανακατασκευής.

Ένας τόπος που ο φωτογράφος μέσα από μία διαδικασία αποκλεισμού και αποσιώπησης του όλου, τον επιλέγει, τον ανακαλύπτει και μας τον αποκαλύπτει χωρίς να ταυτοποιείται αυτονόητα. Τόπος που υποδηλώνει την παρουσία ή την απουσία. Τόπος ως πεδίο ύπαρξης, που ο φωτογράφος επιβάλει, υπονοεί.

Εισχωρώντας στο πραγματικό και συνειδησιακό μας περιβάλλον με πολυσήμαντες αναγνώσεις, με εμφανείς ή αφανείς αποφύσεις, προσδιορίζουν και προσδιορίζονται, προτείνοντας την ανανέωση και ωρίμανση της έννοιας του τόπου μέσα από την φωτογραφική μετάθεση.

Η καλλιτεχνική πρόθεση, μέσω της φωτομηχανικής, φυλακίζει τον Τόπο έρμαιο της απόσπασής του από το χρόνο σαν τομή, μετάθεση της στιγμής αποτύπωσης, καταργώντας τον ως εντοπιότητα, μεταθέτει τα όρια προς την σύγκληση ορατού και αόρατου, εικόνας και Λόγου.

Saturday, 10 April 2010

Thessaloniki Photo Biennale

kitchen sink drama I

Γκαλερί "Artis Causa" (Μητροπόλεως 97 - Θεσσαλονίκη)
“Μετα- Θέσις Ι”,
Εγκαίνια:  Πέμπτη 6 Μαΐου 2010, 8.00'μμ
Διάρκεια έως 30 Μαΐου 2010
Συμμετέχουν: Alek Lindus (FR), Καρκατσέλης Βασίλης (GR), Diane Katsiafikas (US), Δαγτζίδης Σταύρος (Video) (GR).

Gallery - Artis Causa - Metropoleos 97, Tessaloniki.
Opening - thursday 6 May 2010 - until 30 May 2010
exhibitors: Alek Lindus, Vasillis Karkatselis, Diane Katsiafikas, Stavros Dagtzidis

Friday, 9 April 2010

Saturday, 27 March 2010

Sunday, 14 March 2010

after the fall


©2010 Alek Lindus, all rights reserved
yet the fall is an illusion...thanks to mel for the title. John and i have been working in someone else's vineyard this week, pruning vines and rebuilding fallen terraces. there was something in the region of six thousand vines and there are countless falls in the walls due to neglect over a period of time. It was very exhausting but gratifying work, up in the mountains. there is also a sense of satisfaction in seeing the result as both activities bring a kind of order to the chaos. it also brings home the degree of illusion there is to life on a screen.

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

fatalism - nihilism - the end of the world

i'm astounded by the amount of documentaries/movies circulating at the moment about the end of the world. whether due to cosmic reasons, natural disasters or human planetary abuse. i wonder what this propaganda of fear is disguising. last night i watched the consequences of an earthquake [.8] taking place on the New Madrid fault Line in [under] Missouri - pretty grim stuff. The fact that there seems to be some hefty seismic activity taking place at the moment [chile, haiti] only accentuates the fear when watching these 'potential for disaster' programs. Our minuteness becomes diminutive in relation to our growing knowledge of the cosmos and it seems to create a kind of fatalism. i don't suppose anyone will bat an eyelid if one country were to nuke another when the collective is concerned about mega earthquakes, super volcanoes, astroid activity, sun spots, famine, global warming/freezing, super viruses, overpopulation etc etc etc. i was thinking of listing every program i caught on this theme, just as a curiosity about the numbers, but then i'm full of nonsensical resolutions in these precarious times.
not that these thoughts have any relation to this image, far from it, though she could just have frozen in the notion of annihilation... not really; the beauty of the present moment and its infinate potential, if only we could see it.

Monday, 1 March 2010

tension

©2010 Alek Lindus, all rights reserved
the tension of space between people and the environment they inhabit, by that i don't imply a negative tension, just being or spacial tension and the way the camera can see that. i suppose its what interests me the most, this suspension in the moment of time space.
also something featured here, that i didn't know was there, until just now.


Saturday, 27 February 2010

vermeeresque

©2010 Alek Lindus, all rights reserved 

had an image featured at -
UNLIMITED GRAIN is a place where I place “the best off” THIAPS to be used where it belongs; in a book.I strongly believe that good photography should be printed.
am pleased about that. As regards this image, there was no intention to imitate or emulate Vermeer it was more [for me at least] a post observation on the colour.
Also i came across a site that has taken images from my old [now discontinued] web site and uses them for people to make collages out of. this i'm not happy about at all, nor am i happy about dealing with it. The whole copyright issue on the web is a pain, especially with bills being passed that will make it more so.

Monday, 22 February 2010

vulnerable


©2010 Alek Lindus, all rights reserved
vulnerability can be something you catch when you're not looking

Friday, 5 February 2010

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

natasha


just want to thank natasha for the photo shoot, and to thank katerina for the use of her wonderful house

Monday, 25 January 2010

correctness and politik


interesting thing happened to me over at flickr - i got my stream restricted. that in itself is not particularly interesting as it happens except that one of their criteria for self censorship is
* Restricted - This is content you probably wouldn't show to your mum, and definitely shouldn't be seen by kids
the only image that i have that falls under the category of restricted [further detail - Genitalia/pubic hair, fetish images need to be marked as "restricted".]
is this one which happens to be of my mum and which, unless you are a member of flickr and have your safety filter off you cannot see. i wonder who found it so offensive that they had to report me. of course i have no argument with the consensus as i am using their facility.

Thursday, 7 January 2010

dog is a fire hog




Dead in a Room with Clouds

Sloan did fills.
If the Lazarists hadn't gathered one more time
he would have been paper thin and blue.

Their dissent fashions loose
murmuring,
exempting the basement from silence.

Above cowed heads
Simple Simon
Interfering with neighborhood antennas.

If Sloan hadn't done fills,
I would never have killed myself
in an oily bath.

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Saharan mnemonic




Saharan mnemonic 
In caves
quiescent bathers,

dream water
wrenched into tiny
particles of dust.