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Echoes

Art is a meta-language, with the help of which people try to communicate with one another; to impart information about themselves and assimilate the experience of others. Again, this has not to do with practical advantage but with realising the idea of love, the meaning of which is in sacrifice: the very antithesis of pragmatism. I simply cannot believe that an artist can ever work only for the sake of ‘self-expression.’ Self-expression if meaningless unless it meets with a response. For the sake of creating a spiritual bond with others it can only be an agonising process, one that involves no practical gain: ultimately it is an act of sacrifice. But surely it cannot be worth the effort merely for the sake of hearing one’s own echo?
— Andrei Tarkovsky
 
SMOKE SIGNALS by PHILIP SWEECK

SMOKE SIGNALS by PHILIP SWEECK

 

Scent of a City

Daido Moriyama in Hong Kong, 2012. A film by Ringo Tang.

Legendary Japanese photographer Daido Moriyama reveals his sensual approach to the urban landscape in this edifying short. 

A Solitary Journey

Photography is a solitary journey. That is the only course open to the creative photographer. There is no compromise: only a few photographers accept this fact
— Robert Frank
 
TRACES by PHILIP SWEECK

TRACES by PHILIP SWEECK