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DSC_2133Today I was given a copy of Luciano Garibaldi, Century of War. A massive Hardcover ,with dimensions

32×26 cm,448 pages and weight over 3kgs. My first thought was “Damn 20th Century had a lot of wars!!!”. History always fascinated me and the story of the 2 Great Wars captured a large part of my interest. The moment I I opened it I understood It was a book with core center the war photography that captured the pain,agony,blood and tears, shame and honor of the  fighting parties of all these conflicts. It has beautiful photographs and the quality of paper and printing is not bad at all.

The description of the book goes like this: “Two world wars, ethnic genocide, the atomic bomb, Vietnam: these pictures bear witness to 100 years of conflict–and mankind’s dedication to the art of destruction. Taken at the front lines by four generations of photographers and combatants, these are tragic documents of courage and horror. Accompanying the unforgettable images: powerful commentary by an historian and specialist journalist who has covered the fighting in Beirut and the  Gulf War, and saw the aftermath of slaughter in Rwanda and Burundi.

My opinion is that this book is a nice photo journal of the 20th Century Wars and worth owning it. It can for sure be a nice conversation starter when laid in a living room table.











Pulsating Fields

Posted: December 6, 2014 in art, book, digital, PHOTOGRAPHY

Last week at Thission I met Aemilia Papaphilippou, next to her new creation “Pulsating Waves” next to the building of Stoa of Attalos, in Ancient Agora of Athens.
I took some pics and I had a nice conversation with one of the  members of her team. 

Finally they gave as a Gift a book about the artist and the story of her work on Pulsating Waves.

If you want to learn more about the artist look below.

You can save A Book From Oblivion.

A.Feininger “On Photography” Revised Edition 1953.
Last Week I was at the flea market and I was looking around some old books.Then I noticed a big old book which only had on its spine something written in English. I looked closer and it was titled “On Photography” Revised Edition 1953 By A.Feininger. For 2 Euro or 3 USD it was a steal.

The book was in good condition, the cover was a bit dirty but the inside pages where in excellent condition. 

I didnt know who Feininger was and only when I did some small research I learned that he was well known B&W photographer.

Andreas Bernhard Lyonel Feininger (27 December 1906 – 18 February 1999) was an American photographer and a writer on photographic technique. He was noted for his dynamic black-and-white scenes of Manhattan and for studies of the structures of natural objects.

Here is a part of a documentary about him.

The great profit from this book for me was the insight of a long gone era, where B&W film photography ruled. The basics of photography technique’s are outlined with simple words easily understood.

The photograph’s in the book are beautiful and can provide inspiration for your own work.

Bottom line its a book on photography,that it technologically outdated but its principles are still much needed in our digital realm.

Most Importantly Its a part of Photography History,for that alone it needs to be preserved.