Posted on Jul 27, 2010 -

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It's been long. Too long. I missed my blog and I missed you, dear visitors :)
I needed some time to sort things out in my life and I hope I'm past that now. Stuff feels kind of 'sorted' and I'm more... mature(?) now. Not sure it's the right word, but it sure feels like it.

Anyway, back to business - Photography!
I'm not a big fan of staged photography but David LaChapelle's exhibition is now in Israel and it got me in the mood. (Bonus - link to Jeff Wall's exhibition. If you are not familiar with his works, now it's a good time for a visit)
I always felt that staged photography is less challenging (than street photography, for example)- On the street you got only one chance to get the frame right - "you blink, you miss" and the moment will never occur again.
In staged photography even if you paying the models by the hour and it costs you your weekly salary, you still got at least a full hour of endless tries and re-shoots. Sure, you're still limited by your imagination, and as you can see from LaChapelles works in order to be successful in this 'niche' you need tons of it, but you can always try again (and again and again). Just doesn't feel like a challenge. Or maybe I'm not looking at it from the right angle?

What do you think about it?


I've been out from my 'social networking life' for almost a year. For the past few weeks, I'm trying to get back to it, and I went to visit my favorite blogs from my RSS list (just seems more polite to visit the neighbors first :)). I was saddened to find out how many of the blogs are just... gone. I had over 300 photoblogs on my list and I can say that about 10%-15% of them are no longer alive.
So please, if you got a link to a wonderful photoblog that you would like to share, don't hesitate to post the link in your comment ("Using our new and shiny comment system!") :)