Shoot the Gap has been uploaded to iTunes as the first podcast for Living Exposed, listed with Apple as Living Exposed HD. You search for the program in the iTunes Store, and can then subscribe in iTunes to download/receive episodes . Or just click here.
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The Living Exposed RSS feed includes items from Fieldnotes, Shoot, and also the Living Exposed HD Podcast.
It feels like a long haul, but most of the website is now online (homepage=http://livingexposed.com) and visible to anyone with an internet connection! Though still in development with more than a few sections to iron out etc., with a bit of luck the final pieces will fall into place shortly for this initial effort of staking out our own little corner of the web. The goal is an “official” – not that anything around here is really too official – launch date of December 11th, coming up in just a few weeks.
Living Exposed began as an idea many years ago now, and to this point it’s been a long process of largely internalized trial and error, thinking and rethinking, experimentation, and refinement… Now with some initial work completed, it would seem that the time has coming to initiate the sharing of our first efforts and ideas, and to begin to build momentum towards tackling new work that might build upon this “new” foundation and approach. I know that much remains to be done – that we have really only just started – and from here on out it’s exciting to think about the whole endeavor building its own history online. Thanks to everyone who has already been involved for all the help and encouragement in so many ways, and here’s to working with many more photographers, people, and communities down the trail.
A quick word about why. The byline – One Shot – underscores the notion that in life, often like in photography, we each ultimately enjoy only a finite quantity of experience. If Living Exposed realizes its intended purpose, then it will challenge all of us involved to improve the quality of that experience – an endeavor for which cameras, looking and seeing, and indeed photography might be more valuable than we often tend to assume.
So, watch this space. And thanks for reading!
The Living Exposed website is now online. Several portions remain under construction and inaccessible, but others are fully functional. An “unofficial official” launch is scheduled for December 11th, 2009!
As of now, a homepage, Lights Out, Fieldnotes, and Shoot are all online and functional. Here’s a quick rundown on what those are:
The home page (http://livingexposed.com) for the website aggregates and presents material from throughout the project, presenting and linking to other sources both within and beyond Living Exposed. Its purpose is to give a quick overview of what is going on at any given time, and it is presented with roll-over effect on the text (from light to dark) that is meant to privilege the embedded images at all other times.
Lights Out (http://livingexposed.com/lightsout.html) presents the completed work of the project, including series of photographic stills (Frames) as well as short films (Flicks). The viewing environment (the screen) is darkened in order to better the viewing experience of these final products. Another cool feature is that all still photographs have an added functionality that displays additional data, such as ISO, shutter speed, and aperture on roll-over.
Fieldnotes (http://livingexposed.com) is a compilation of writings and media that provide additional context for the photography presented on Living Exposed. Their purpose is to add another layer of insight to the visual imagery created, to the projects themselves, and to the intersection of life and photography. The Fieldnotes include both project-focused collections, filed under Project Papers, as well as others addressing more general topics (Looseleaf for photography overall and In the Developer for Living Exposed more specifically and with an eye for the future).
Shoot (http://livingexposed.com) is a compilation of writings and media that examine the technical and practical side of photography on Living Exposed. From start to finish, the overall objective is to explore, explain, and practice the fundamentals of image-making. Shoot includes equipment and gear reviews (filed under Reviews), a general news category for Living Exposed (News), as well as an in-the-works section entitled Fundamentals that will concentrate on exploring and presenting the basics of photography to anyone who takes an interest in how it can all be done.
Finally, a new initiative has been announced and is scheduled to take place on the Big Island of Hawai’i in January. Called EXPOSURE, it will bring together a small group of photographers eager to challenge themselves and ready to share their efforts and results with the world. All very exciting stuff.
For more thoughts on the development of the website and project specifically, read this recent post in Fieldnotes. And when you take a look around, be sure to let us know what you think! We’d love your feedback as we continue to direct our efforts and design the site.
Read the very first Living Exposed review here, on putting a pair of Inov-8 Flyroc trail and adventure racing shoes through their paces in northern England.