Trevor Paglen, Reaper in the Sun, 2013

With spring on its way, I wanted to share few pictures of the sun which was so shining all yesterday in London, and while researching, I found the picture ‘Reaper in the Sun’ terribly attractive.

Its author is Trevor Paglen, and to be honest I knew nothing about him… and what a loss it was!

This talented photographer is also a geographer and a writer using his works (books, photography, video, sculptures) to question our society about various subjects, such as the place of surveillance in our world, the power of American military, what sort of landscapes (both terrestrial and in the space) we going to have in the future…

All his projects, or the ones he participates, seem to be always well documented, with the contributions of leading scientists, philosophers, anthropologists… his work is not simple and or just pretty pictures, it raises issues with a investigate journalist spectrum. Plus, on a technical and visual point of view, this is also very well done.

For more details about his complex works, I encourage to visit his website here, and bonus if you are in London, some of his pieces are currently showed at the Whitechapel Gallery, Electronic Superhighway (2016-1966) , until the 15 May 2016!

Trevor Paglen, NSA Surveillance Base, Egelsbach, Germany, 2015
Trevor Paglen, Overhead of NSA, 2013
Trevor Paglen, Reaper in the Sun, 2013
Trevor Paglen, The Last Pictures (An Entangled Bank), 2012
Trevor Paglen, Keyhole improved crystal from Glacier Point
Trevor Paglen,Trinity Cube, 2015

Pictures from Artsy and Trevog Paglen website.


Danuta Hasinska, Conversation with the Sun, 2014

I discovered Hasinska’s photographs at The Other Art Fair in October and thought it matched perfectly my mood at the moment. The nature depicted is often out of focus, blurry but it leaves you with a strange sensation of unstable peace, as you wake up from a dream.
I like particularly Conversation with the Sun, for its light, movement, and sensation of freedom that don’t necessary appear in her other works.
(and gosh, we do need sun at this time of the year…!)

For her, “photography is the most intimate form of art. Too many words are lost in translation, and photography can be appreciated without any dialogue at all.” So better to leave you appreciate her works here, without adding anything else…

Danuta Hasinska, Conversation with the Sun, 2014
Danuta Hasinska, Morning, 2014
Danuta Hasinska, Summer, 2014