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The obsolescence of family photo albums

Ah, the family photo albums! Those archivists of activities, those precious nuggets of nostalgia, these reminders of bad haircuts and even worse fashion sense that were cause for much delight when the parents had visitors over and they gushed over pictures of the babies of strangers whom I’ve never met. Family photos cover the spectrum from braggartism from the curator’s perspective to voyeurism on the viewer’s part. Continue reading

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The fine art of photoshopping

As an unwritten rule, netlabel archives/releases would — over and above the audio files — sometimes include a playlist, typically some so-called cover art, and occasionally even miscellaneous documentation and articles about the artist or album, or scans of newspaper cuttings. Zoe.LeelA’s “Queendom Come“, for instance, went all out and included PDF documents and an extensive set of high-res, print-quality press kit photos. Photoshop sure does more wonders to your complexion than any amount of L’Oreal. Continue reading

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On flickr and internet thievery

Some photos have a tendency to show up on other, completely unrelated sites and blogs, and there, out of the blue, I get an email to say that one of my photos has been selected for inclusion in the newly released fourth edition of our Schmap Salzburg Guide. Continue reading

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hmvh.de.vu News

Spent the last two weeks or so cruising through parts of western Europe. Continue reading

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