The internet has changed photography completely. Thanks to internet we are subjected to a total overload of imagery all the time. We see pictures everywhere on the internet. So how can we know which ones should be taken seriously?
Blogs have changed the photography world in the way that artists get their work out there. We all are allowed to have online space, but it is what we do with it that will set us apart. I think that the design of a blog or website only has so much to do with how we percieve the artists work. The design and navigation of a website can make it more or less enjoyable, but in the end it will all come down to the work itself. It is important to be able to see the pictures in a large size so that we can really see them for what they are. If you are shown too many pictures, you can become overwhelmed and uninterested in the artist’s work. Another problem that comes to mind is the transfer of the color and quality of the images from one monitor to another.
I think artists can really benefit from using blogs. They provide a place to experiment with what kind of work they want to persue. They can get feedback from their viewers. They are able to show their veiwers (or can we call them “fans” in this context?) what they are working on this very moment. I think this is the beauty of blogs. You are able to show the world a photograph you took that very same day.
That being said, a photographer that has caught my interest recently is Noah Kalina. His blog, i think, is much better than his website. It has a lot more work on it, and is updated (clearly) more often than the website. He is able to show ongoing projects, and they seem to create themselves over time. Also, the blog allows him to interject video work he has done. He has an interesting style and I think the blog has been a very good tool for him.
Noah Kalina. Blog.