Yesterday, I visited Aviation Day, a one-day event held at different locations throughout Belgium. The goal was to introduce civil aviation to the general public and to show the daily activities behind the scenes. Because I was too late to sign up for one of the guided tours, my visit was rather short. However, after queueing for almost 90 minutes, I was able to visit one of Brussels Airlines’ Airbus A330.
As of today, I’m launching a new category on the blog where I will share all sorts of articles and reviews I find interesting, inspiring and worthwhile to read. An idea that has been stuck in my head for quite some time. The emphasis will primarily be focused on photography, for sure. The goal is to publish these articles on a monthly or bimonthly basis. The reason to start such a category is simple: I’m planning to reduce my time on social media, i.e. I won’t be able to share as many links as I did before. Besides, some people who follow me have deleted some of their accounts lately, or aren’t as active as before. Therefore, I decided to bundle these links into a periodic article on my blog. This category is accessible to everyone, without having to follow me on any social media platform. Enjoy!
WORLD PRESS PHOTO
- World Press Photo 2014 Awards
- Word Press Photo 2014: The World’s Best (Unaltered) Photos
- 57th World Press Photo of the Year – A Few Thoughts
- This Year’s World Press Photo: Conflicts of Interest and 8% of Finalists Disqualified
- World Press Photo: great pics and the usual incest
- World Press Photo 2014 contest: Reflections from the Secretary’s seat
- Thoughts on John Stanmeyer’s 2014 World Press Winning Photo
- This Contest Winner Looks Like a Movie Poster (And That’s Good)
- Photojournalism is not a competition | Thoughts of a Bohemian
- What the World Press Photo of the Year Means for Photography
- Statement Following Discussions About World Press Photo of the Year 2013
Back in the eighties and early nineties, we had a family tradition of writing letters to each other, even when travelling abroad. In those days, internet as we know it today, didn’t exist, nor did smartphones and text messaging. People just wrote letters or they spent hours on the telephone. I can still remember a time when my parents didn’t have a regular telephone nor did they have a television. We had to knock on our neighbour’s door to make a phone call. When I was young, neighbours were sitting in the garden or the porch, talking to each other all evening. That was typical of the spirit of that time. Sadly, that habit is also long gone.
Recently, I was cleaning my office space and stumbled upon these old family letters. It was only after reading some of Daniel Milnor‘s excellent articles that I decided to write again. Apparently he has too. At MOO I ordered a handful of postcards to start with, and I will send them mainly to photographers who both inspire me and who keep me motivated on various levels. The people on the list I have put together so far live all over the world.
Temple of Heaven Park, Beijing, China
September 3, 2012