Talk #13: Artificial Intelligence Revolution
Artificial Intelligence is happening, whether we like it or not. Industrial Revolution in the 18th and 19th century brought fears, a range of social issues and eventually, unrest. Similarly, but well over 200 years later, AI brings anxiety and insecurity. It is unavoidable that AI will affect negatively many people in multiple industries. Unlike our predecessors, we are not going to arm ourselves with guns and pikes and march against the machines. There is however the need to scrutinise the development of AI and analyse how it affects our lives. read more.
Talk #12 In Praise of Prints
The digital world has revolutionised how photographers take, process and view their images. Fascinated by endless ways of editing and sharing on social media, many photographers almost forgotten about the beauty and power of printing. It is a shame, as prints are permanent, they can easily be shown to others, they don’t need electricity, and most importantly, they represent colours, tones and all other characteristics of the images, as the photographer wishes them to be seen... read more.
Talk #11 Photographs Do Not Lie
We are all familiar with the saying that the picture (or the camera) do not lie, however the camera captures only a moment in time, and at a particular perspective, so in practice, the images tell only a fraction of a story. Take this photo for example, it shows this idyllic location, exactly how I remember it, or should I say, how I want to remember it - mysterious, impenetrable and peaceful. What you cannot see however, is that directly behind... read more.
Talk # 10 All About Nothing
Art is about personal expression and the pursuit of photographic creativity is different for everyone. In recent years there has been a lot of talk amongst landscape photographers about mindful and minimalist photography. What is it that makes both so popular? read more.