Welcome back to our fourth post in our new section ‘Tickle Your Fancy’. We launched this four weeks ago and it’s already becoming very popular. ‘Tickle Your Fancy’ includes a round-up of five links to articles from around the internet that have specifically interested us during the course of the week. Ones that we feel are relevant to your interest in photography and art.
Just to explain the title for this section ‘Tickle Your Fancy’ is an English idiom and essentially means that something appeals to you and perhaps stimulates your imagination in an enthusiastic way, we felt it would make a great title for this new section of the site.
Take a look at our selections for this weekends reading session, hope you enjoy these…
Summers At Autism Camp
A poignant view by Erin Brethauer who ‘took over the New Yorker’s Instagram feed’ by posting iPhone images that she had taken during a two week period from Camp Lakey Gap, a summer camp for children with Autism. This is a compassionate view and the images, I feel, at least from a personal point of view, may help dispel some of the more common ‘myths’ of autism in children and aid deeper understanding. This is a subject that I studied at University as well as having extensive personal experience of and it means a great deal to me.
Artworks on empty buildings in Northern Ireland – in pictures
Bushmills on the Causeway coast in Northern Ireland has been hit particularly bad with the most recent recession, many of the empty buildings that have been left were looking particularly decrepit. Artwork has come to the rescue and helped make it more appealing with fabulous imagery appearing on many empty buildings across the town.
Carlos Spottorno – Documentary Photography
Another story relating to the recession, this time focusing on Jerez in Spain, a City which now represents ‘everything that went wrong in Spain’. This image by Award Winning Documentary Photographer Carlos Spottorno is incredibly apt.
Music Festival Bans Photography, Asks Attendees to do the Enforcing
Since Prince asked fans to not use their mobile phones to take photos at a most recent show, now The Unsound music festival is taking a more aggressive approach and have banned photography and filming ‘festival-wide’.
Flickr Sees Traffic Boost Post-Redesign
Despite all the controversy some reports are coming in that since the Flickr redesign the site has seen a huge boost in traffic from 86 million site visits in April to 110 million in July.