The One Where I Embrace Modernity
Despite the blog based evidence to the contrary I have been prolific in my artistic and creative endeavors of late. I have been shooting and printing like a mad man but maybe not documenting my efforts in a way that is useful for someone struggling to write a blog with some form of regularity. Coincidentally I received a happy anniversary mail from WordPress today informing me that I been blogging for one whole year.
Someone pointed out to me that I have a lot of film based blog posts and they found it surprising because they had seen my digital photography and were disappointed that I have not posted more digital work on the blog. I generally don’t make a distinction between my film and digital photography and I had not realized that I was writing a film photography blog or more interestingly that anyone would care. Tonight I redress that.
I dipped into the archives and looked to see when I last used my digital camera as my primary means of recording my activities and I found to my amazement that when I was in Florence I took over 1000 photos – every one a keeper…..
Here are some of my favorites and if you make it to the bottom I have used the occasion of my blogiversary to upload my first video.
Before we made the trip to Florence I had read a fair bit about the history and architecture of the city but I was not prepared for the size, beauty and magnetism of the of the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore -The DUOMO.
It seems to be around every corner, at the end of every street, in every view.
Anywhere I pointed my camera it was there looming and taunting me. I took so many photos of it, at dawn, at dusk, with people, without people in the baking heat, in the pouring rain that I feel that if I did not do something to exorcise this monument it would haunt me for the rest of my life, hence my video “Hyper Duomo”