Anyone who's seen the photos accompanying the last several articles, including the double- and triple-exposure fisheyes accompanying the previous essay, has surely wondered, "What's going on? Where are all the quirky street-scene candids? Is Egor's photography currently entrenched in some sort of directional crises?" This article, featuring a vBook of slit-scan photos from a Lomography Spinner 360, might just provide the answer.
This article is for anyone whose obsessive need to update their social media outlets has forced them to post ill-considered crap. It introduces a conceptual new product called “Whenevergram,” which will force people to post carefully-considered crap instead.
What makes one photograph better than another? Miraculously, I think I found the answer. And, as anyone who frequents this site might suspect, the answer has absolutely nothing to do with what we've previously read, learned or intuited. Read the article to see how I applied this new definition of 'better' to create the "Masquerade" vBook, which premiered on this site a couple weeks ago.
"Masquerade" is my second vBook of photographic stills produced under the "Necessarily Narcissistic" film production label. In contrast to the purely accidental creation of my previous vBook ("47 Photos of Rain"), this one's creation is quite purposely accidental.
It might be a film. It might be a slide show. It might be a music video. Or it might just be me trying to grunt and babble my way to a new visual language. All that's really known is it's a collection of 47 moody, melancholic, phantasmagorical photos of rain, sequenced into an ebb and flow and supported by a suitably elegiac musical score.