Desire Path #16
Hello to our old and many new friends! Welcome to another issue of Desire Path — a newsletter for photographers and photography aficionados interested in NFTs and web3.
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Two Crossed Paths
Left: “EVERYTHING MELTS UNDER THE SUN | TUDO DERRETE SOB O SOL” by João Salazar
Right: “Hyperreal” by Richard Roberts.
Three Photo Projects
“Holidays” by Behnam Sadighi is a documentary project about a group of Iranian youth who wanted to spend their holidays in nature. They chose a calm, deserted place, but even there, it seemed that something was wrong.
“Metal and Flower” by Ukrainian photographers Victoria and Vitaly, in art Khlebnitsa.
“Metal falls on our heads every day. Our cities, fields and gardens are dotted with it. The events of spring 2022 in our country prompted the idea of creating a collection of experiments with metal and flowers.”
“Chronicles of an average player” by Otto Garza depicts a period in Otto’s life during which he played basketball in public courts across different areas of the state. All photos were taken from the outside free throw mark.
Four Art Projects
“Levitation” by artist duo Synchrodogs is an AI-based project about being the master of your own destiny, navigating through life to fulfil your purpose. Read this extended thread on how the work was made.
“Alan Ki Aankhen” by artist Fahad Karim is a long-form generative art project: the artwork in the series is generated entirely using code. The title, translated as Alan’s Eyes, alludes to Alan Turing’s machine intelligence test - a thought experiment foreshadowing a moment in which we can no longer differentiate between the real and the artificial. The project explores other-worldly cityscapes inspired by memories from Karim’s nomadic life. There are elements from Rajasthan, Egypt and New York.
“BLVCK” by Gwen MDK. Minimalist artworks in black, white and red.
Five Things to Check Out
An A.I.-generated picture won an art prize and artists aren’t happy.
Midjourney founder David Holz says image generators are an engine for the imagination.
Artist Vivian Fu wants to fight you. Fu discusses Japanese photo booths, why weightlifting has become a priority in her life, and her favorite NFT artists.
“Severance” designers and set decorators share some of the Easter eggs that add detail to every frame of the show.
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