Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Fotofest II

The venue--Fotofest headquarters off downtown Houston. Getting there with a few fellow photographers was an adventure. We hailed a taxi outside of our hotel. The driver was a pleasant Somli man who had no idea where we wanted to go, but was happy to drive around somewhat aimlessly until one of our group pulled out a GPS phone and gave turn by turn directions.

Richard Mosse showed massive prints from his series on Iraq. You have to admire the technique, vision and bravery to pull this off.

Much of contemporary photography seems geared towards inducing depression. A little, okay, but it dulls the senses over time.

Lots to take in. Time for a break--let's follow the red carpet to the VIP tent. Opps, sorry, I thought I was important...sure I'll keep moving. It looked dull anyway so nothing lost.

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