From Alain Weil - The Poster : David Thorpe. #Cinzano 1974 #artbook A post shared by Gabi Fugabi (@fugabi) on Sep 12, 2017 at 10:47pm PDT [Read More]

Coming to This

by Mark Strand We have done what we wanted. We have discarded dreams, preferring the heavy industry of each other, and we have welcomed grief and called ruin the impossible habit to break. And now we are here. The dinner is ready and we cannot eat. The meat sits in... [Read More]

The American

Saw The American last night. I do not know what to do with this movie. Where to put it? What to take from it? It felt awkward. Not quite there, where it wanted to be… Today – Rosenkrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. Almost two hours of Godot-like theater (film, actually). Just... [Read More]

The world without

With modern art, one needs to know the artist and the references she makes through her work. Otherwise it is not easy to understand her work. Art began with representing nature or what was out there. Plato thought nothing good of it since it did not have access to the... [Read More]

Sicily / Leibovitz - Kunsthaus

Sicily is a quite an island. I will never forget the light there (is this already stereotypical?). There were clouds every now and then but you could always see/feel the sun, flaming the evening sky or, in the morning, drawing a fine line of bright light at the horizon, over... [Read More]

Good night...

Couldn’t help it… This is about one hour of firefly activity near my home in rural Ontario. The precision of the background star trails is an interesting contrast to the chaotic pattern of the firefly flashes. (Photo and caption by Steve Irvine)   [Read More]
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O… the world of Academia! It’s been long since I took part in a lecture, or heard people talk about what they’re writing, discuss their findings, etc. It was a small conference I attended this weekend. Small, because the public was made up of just a handful of people except... [Read More]

The Human Stain / The Reader

The Human Stain. The movie. I read the book long time ago and liked it. But it was only now that I got to see the movie. Which isn’t bad, but does not match the book. It’s not easy to match it, anyway, as it is pretty densely packed with... [Read More]


After teaching, I went to the gallery on foot. It was such a lovely morning! Memories of last night’s opulent dinner and fun, combined with the beautiful light and the fresh air, with the laughing of kids in the park, with the taste of a fresh French croissant… And a... [Read More]

Men and Women

I finished reading Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises. I have to get used to his style. There is none actually. He just writes. His technique of shaving off any words and phrases which are not vital for the plot is visibly at work. There is no subtlety, there are no... [Read More]

La mer

Vous êtes tous les deux ténébreux et discrets: Homme, nul n’a sondé le fond de tes abîmes; Ô mer, nul ne connaît tes richesses intimes, Tant vous êtes jaloux de garder vos secrets! From Baudelaire’s L’Homme et la mer [Read More]


What a nice name! A Leica lens. 50/0.95. Can you imagine that? I know there are some film lenses that go even wider than that. 0.7 – Kubrick – Barry Lyndon: most of the night scenes (candle light) were shot without extra light. And only a lens so fast could’ve... [Read More]


cy twombly / japan exhibition salzburg / le clezio- poisson d’or – they all have to wait! Greece, here I come! Two weeks of sun, sea and lentor. Cheers! [Read More]

Truck Obscura

Have a look here. This is the biggest and simplest camera in the whole world. Look at the pictures in the gallery. And, of course, zoom in! More and more! The photos seem to never end. And they continue to be sharp and clear. And notice the handwork. The sponge traces.... [Read More]


From Kundera’s Identity: ‘Why are we living? To provide God with human flesh. Because the Bible, my dear lady, does not ask us to seek the meaning of life. It asks us to procreate. Love one another and procreate. Understand this: the meaning of that “love one another” is determined... [Read More]


Iran – Where is my vote? series… It rains since yesterday morning. Continuously… I want it to stop! Stop! Stop! Where is sun? The summer heat? Yesterday we saw Il Pranzo di Ferragosto. A funny little movie. At times, I found it a bit too crammed (camera too close, a... [Read More]

Weekend Idleness...

A weekend in Kärnten. Käsnudln. Kletzernudln. Swimming in Radon and thermal water. Saturday – stroll in Trieste. Insalata di mare. Aperol Spritz. Food shopping and feasting on the balcony in the evening sun. Sunday – reading by the Wörthersee. – [Read More]

Kitchen Confidential?

Now I read from Anthony Bourdain’s Kitchen Confidential. I started reading it accidentally and I find it quite interesting. All this kitchen stuff… food… eating… cooking…. Perhaps I’ll stop being a vegetarian because of this book. We’ll see… [Read More]


A new exhibition opened last week at MUMOK – Cy Twombly which I intend to see. I went there for the opening (which took place outside in MQ) but then, when I saw how many people already gathered, I gave up. Just stayed a bit and took some photos. Will... [Read More]


dSLR fever. A world I just became aware of and now I try to get to know more about it. Reading articles and reviews, watching pictures over pictures over pictures and trying to guess the kind of lenses being used. There is so much to learn! And so much to... [Read More]
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Early color photography made with potatoe… dust. And then some stellar dust. Bruce Gilden and a small video with/about him. And Albert Kahn. That was quite a feat…. [Read More]
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