I have been listed in Photographize’s annual book about the best 100 photographers of the year 2021!
Photographize Best Selected 2021 recognizes those who inspire us. In this book, Photographize collects the works of 100 visionary artists that pushed the limits, and we are thrilled to share them with the world. We dreamt of this book for a long time and put all our love on every page, we are proud to present our second issue this year.
During these challenging times, artists unleashed their imagination and connected us to our humanity. They found new ways of expression and of reaching their audiences. More than ever, art became a safe oasis where we could find beauty and inspiration. This book is a tribute to these artists and their incredible work.
It is naturally an immense pleasure to be included.
To view the digital version or buy the volume, please click here: https://www.photographize.co/book/
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Having been an expat around the world for ten years, a photographer and a philately enthusiast, I decided to create my ‘Mail Photography’. At the moment I live in Ghana and I sent a postcard to Graham, star of the increasingly popular Exploring Stamp Youtube series. Almost unbelievably, my postcard travelled all the way from Accra and arrived safely in New Jersey. Resultantly, my mail photography was featured on an Exploring Stamps episode, which you can watch below.
Having been ab expat around the world for ten years, a photographer and a philately enthusiast, I decided to create my ‘Mail Photography’.
I send my photographic artworks by mail; they can be collected, traded, purchased and sold like any other artwork.
Some photographs are common as they have been sent to several people. Others are rare.
Sometimes their rarity and value change pending on the extraordinary things that happen during their travels via mail across the globe. Basically they are like stamps and contain stamps!
Some people purchase them directly from me and I send them via mail, others are lucky to get one in their mailbox via postcrossing for free.
My mail photography is original and valuable only if it has stamps, cancels and my official ‘VS’ logo.
Contact me if you’d like to receive one. At the moment I live in Ghana, making the postcard even more interesting!
Experimental photography of Venice through the lens of a Venetian artist, Victoria Schaal. Book in Italian with English translation.
My camera and I have travelled all around the world. We experienced the Asian megacities, tasted the charm of Africa, spent light-hearted summers in the Dolomites, climbed some of the most notorious volcanoes, but the greatest challenge has always been photographing Venice.Perhaps when you love a place and are accustomed to it, it is harder to grasp its deepest soul…
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I live in Kuala Lumpur and at this time of the year the monsoon hits us hard especially during the afternoons and evenings. The rain floods streets and the humid heat renders the air stale and tiring.
So what to do on a Saturday night in this weather? Go to spend an hour at the VR lab.
Last Saturday was my first time (VR-wise) and my boyfriend suggested a ski game to, as he put it, ‘experience fully the power of VR‘. Sure. Why not.
As I was ‘experiencing fully’ the thing, he decided to film me in one of the most ridiculous moments of my young life. You can see it too here.
In conclusion, I found VR to be an extrordinary thing. It’s incredible how effectively real everything feels. I say feels and not looks, as it’s not the graphics that make you believe you’re in other dimension. It’s the whole interaction between the visual illusion and your brain that drives you nuts.
I did feel nausea when jumping on my skis, scared when some snakes tried to eat me, tired after a pub fight and I had a strong headache afterward. But it was totally worth a try and I will likely go again some time.
Yet, I cannot prevent myself from thinking about the potential consequences of VR on human psychology. Using it an hour at an arcade is no biggie but VR will likely become more and more affordable and am sure a good portion of the population will end up having it at home, always accessible.
Controversial studies and correlations have already been made regarding violent screen-videogames and real life aggression. And we also have lots of cases of gaming addiction, particularly in Asia where bootcamps are also held for rehab from technology. So what’s going to happen with VR in the mix too? How many individuals will prefer the virtual reality they build themselfves to their actual lives?
How many people who may already be prone to addicition, violence or psychological trouble will lose their minds with VR?
This is not a criticism. I leave these questions open as I am clueless of what’s going to happen. Yet, I do find that these questions are not asked enough.
Next week I’ll go to the Level Up Conference in KL and hope to find some answers.
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