Heinz Hajek-Halke

“Heinz Hajek-Halke was born in Berlin on December 1, 1898, but spent his childhood in Argentina. Back in Germany, he began to study graphics in Berlin in 1915. In 1916, he served as a soldier in World War I; thereafter he continued his studies.
Hajek-Halke began to take photographs in 1924, and soon he had work with the agency “Presse-Photo”. He experimented with photographic techniques – among them light montages, double exposures, photo collages and photo montages. One special technique is “combi-photography,” in which Hajek-Halke mounted several negatives for one print. His pictures were innovative and made use of the newly discovered possibilities for manipulating photographs.”

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From Errol Morris, a list of 10 things you should know about truth & photography

1. All photographs are posed.

2. The intentions of the photographer are not recorded in a photographic image. (You can imagine what they are, but it’s pure speculation.)

3. Photographs are neither true nor false. (They have no truth-value.)

4. False beliefs adhere to photographs like flies to flypaper.

5. There is a causal connection between a photograph and what it is a photograph of. (Even photoshopped images.)

6. Uncovering the relationship between a photograph and reality is no easy matter.

7. Most people don’t care about this and prefer to speculate about what they believe about a photograph.

8. The more famous a photograph is, the more likely it is that people will claim it has been posed or faked.

9. All photographs are posed but never in the same way.

10. Photographs provide evidence. (The question is of what?)

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Fourteen recent Photoghosts.

Christmas Steps
Christmas Steps, Bristol.
Bar Buvette
Bar Buvette, Baldwin Street, Bristol
Church of SS Quiricus & Julietta
Sheep, near theΒ Church of SS Quiricus & Julietta, Tickenham
FourFountainPens
Christmas came early for me as I managed to bag this set of 4 Gullor fountain pens for a low price with some vouchers I got off my Dad for my birthday. They’re nice and weighty and drawing and writing with them is a dream.
Sunrise near Stone End Batch.
Sunrise near Stone End Batch.
Still some snow on the ground.
Argyle Street, London.
Argyle Street, London.
Somerset Fog
Backwell
Whiteladies Road
Whiteladies Road
Sunset Bristol
Bristol, United Kingdom
Hedge
Hedge
Nailsea
Nailsea
moody cloud shapes.
Moody cloud shapes.
Whiteladies Road Construction
Construction, Bristol, UK
Church Lane
Church Lane

Seven Black and White Photos.

Just over a week ago I got challenged by Jess to do the Seven Black and White Photograph challenge.

No context, no explanations, no people, no pets.

So here we are, all done. It was interesting working without the colour because that’s usually my fall back option.

I’m supposed to nominate some people now, which I’m not sure about. If you fancy it, let me know. I’ll pretend it was my idea or something.