Browsing All Posts published on »January, 2013«

Exercise on Sontag

January 28, 2013

0

A photograph is a form of documentation. It is a way of showing people that something truly does exist. Susan Sontag argues that a photograph is closer to the actual experience of an event than, say, a written account of such event. Photography is a powerful form of recording. Our photographs can tell who we […]

Barthes: Punctum and Studium

January 28, 2013

1

In Roland Barthes’ work “Camera Lucida”, he introduces two photographic concepts: punctum and studium. The way I understand it, punctum is the element that stands out in a photograph. It is that one golden element that makes us “love” a photograph and not just “like” it. Punctum is kind of subjective; people differ in their […]

Exercise on Berger

January 28, 2013

0

John Berger in Ways of Seeing discusses three things: the reproduction of images, the objectification of women, and publicity. He relates modern day images to oil paintings – their styles are so similar to each other that today’s images used for publicity can be classified as modern day oil paintings. These images, especially in advertising, […]

Home Series

January 27, 2013

0

I’ve posted on Tumblr a lot of photos re: the borefest that is my home life, so I’ve decided to compile the links here because it’s too tedious to repost all of them. 11/11/12 Sembreak 2012: What insomnia does to me

Just another post about my career choices.

January 26, 2013

0

Let’s face it – people, especially in this country, don’t go into journalism if they want to make money. That is, unless they’re absolutely good, working for well-known media agencies with an awesome pay, and/or from rich families that don’t have to care about having a kid that will raise the entire family from poverty.