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· Teens
· · 2018
· · · February
· · · · 11 (2 entries)

Photo Antiphony · Mobile-phone cam­eras are bet­ter this year than last, and next year they’ll be bet­ter again. The no­tion of car­ry­ing around a heavy chunk of met­al and glass called “a camera” is be­com­ing dif­fi­cult to de­fend and this makes me sad, be­cause I like cam­eras. Us­ing the big fat Samyang 135mm F2 is giv­ing me strong opin­ions about what a cam­era has to be to be­come the anti-phone, the one you’ll take along even though there’s a good cam­era on your phone ...
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SotD: Mercy Street · No­body could call this ob­scure; Peter Gabriel’s So sold a kazil­lion copies and was right in the cen­ter of the zeit­geist for months back in the late Eight­ies. The songs were good, the sound was good, and (e­spe­cial­ly) the videos were good, which re­al­ly mat­tered in 1986. Mer­cy Street was not one of its big hit­s, which al­ways as­ton­ished me; I thought it by far and away the album’s high­light ...
 
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