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peter baker

i agonized for about 5 seconds over whether i had posted about peter baker before (i’m pretty sure i haven’t, but my tagging can be sporadic). even if i have – these photographs warrant a second look. and a third & fourth etc. i just love them, especially his images of iceland (what is with me and iceland?). i could hardly pick my top photos to feature, so please go over to his flickr and have a gander.

he also sums up his sentiments on film vs digital quite nicely:

If it didn’t look a million times better, I wouldn’t bother with it (film). Of course it’s subjective, but film looks more like what I saw when I made the photo. Plus, I like making decisions about what my photo will look like before I take it, rather than monkeying for hours on the computer to try and recreate what I saw. Photography is what I do to get away from the ‘puter, digital just makes for more sitting down time.

head first

it took me a while to warm up to goldfrapp. i think i had my fall in love moment when listening to happiness at full blast on that leafy drive from the southern suburbs over the mountain to hout bay (if you know cape town, you’ll know).

http://i.imgur.com/f5nne.jpg

i have high hopes for their new album head first – due out march 22nd. these songs should be listened to with good headphones (or in a car with an excellent sound system, whilst taking a leafy drive).

goldfrapp – rocket

goldfrapp – believer