Looking up to the light

To the cinema to see a film about cinema. Is there any art form, any medium, that has been quite so sentimental about itself as cinema? There is nostalgia in the understanding of every art form or medium which has transformed through time, but cinema’s forlornness seems particular to itself. It is summed up byRead More

Miniatures

The best-selling song in Britain in 2022 was Harry Styles’s ‘As It Was’. It runs for two minutes and 47 seconds. In a recent piece in iNews, Adam Sherwin argues that that popular music is getting shorter because of the attention spans of the TikTok generation. In the mobile world, a song needs to captureRead More

2022 – the year in images

Finally, in this short series of reviews of 2022, we have images. Below is a selection of favourite photographs from the year, excluding images of the Lake District, which form the theme of the previous review post. All have links to higher resolution copies on my Flickr pages. The images document the year as itRead More

The new archive

An interesting announcement was made this week. Flickr, the image hosting site, has formed the non-profit Flickr Foundation, whose aim is to “to figure out how to keep Flickr around for 100 years, preserving our shared visual commons for future generations.” Flickr has recognised that it is an archive, and wants to ensure that theRead More