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Ford’s Matchmaker Commercials

The woman “matchmaker” being featured in Ford commercials is another actress getting attention, but I am not sure it is her or the little tricks devised by the director. She projects an image of over-the-top perkiness and positive attitude.  She … Continue reading

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Wide-Angle Photo Distortion

“Keep Calm and Carry Buckets, Britain’s Parliament is Leaking,” by Jenny Gross. The Wall Street Journal, 11/12/2015. This posting is not about London’s Parliament building repairs, nor is it a criticism of Jenny Gross, the WSJ author who wrote the … Continue reading

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Your Obituary Photo

I would advise everyone to have a photo suitable for their obituary ready and known to their next-of-kin. It can be of you at any age, whenever you feel was your best time, which is probably not now. Or you … Continue reading

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Punctum and Alice Belin

I came across the word “punctum” in a New Yorker article years ago to indicate the sense of an inaccessible past in faded, old black-and-white photographs.  The word also has an obscure physiological meaning, something in the structure of our … Continue reading

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