Barebones Communication started in December 2007.
The idea was to make a blog about communication combining different resources like phenomenology, semiology, gestalt psychology, etcetera, and to show that different orientations worked well together.
I started adding a photograph to each post, and gradually the blog became oriented towards photography as an expression of visual communication.
In 2010 I made a blog solely based on photography. It became Berlin Black And White. Today is holds 470 images. The same month I started Phenomenology and Photography, as I found that was a particularly interesting area and one that there was scarcely any attention on.
I became interested in street photography and decided to develop that area in a living combination of photography and photographic theory. That is what I still do.
Barebones Communication became the mother blog for a series of specialized blogs as well as several social groups.
I call it THE BAREBONES PROJECT since everything is so closely linked to the inspiration you find in this blog. All of it has to do with phenomenology. Not in any scholarly fashion, but as the craft of photography. More specifically S T R E E T P H O T O G R A P H Y. I find that this type of spontaneous and documentary photography have a special kinship with phenomenology’s L I F E W O R L D.
I would like to think that I, as a photographer, E X E C U T E phenomenology. To me a mere scholarly interest in phenomenology can never be enough to fulfill the original intentions of phenomenology as, first and foremost, a practical, living philosophy. Phenomenology is not for reading. It is for D O I N G.
If you have an interest in how the theoretical platform are being developed into practical guidelines for street photography, you are welcome to follow the ongoing projects. I would be honoured if you did.
You will find all the activities listed in the link section of The Raw Material. I will keep it up to date.
Good luck with it.
Copenhagen, March 10, 2012.
Yes, I am impressed. Barebones Communication has largely been left unattended since mid 2010. It still runs incredibly well. The average views in 2111 were 68 a day, the same as in 2009. The most views on a single day were February 13, 2012 with 435 view.
Many thanks to all those who persistently use this blog. With this new introduction you have an opportunity to follow the many branches that has grown from it. Barebones Communication is still very much alive even if more goes on the sites that have sprung from it.
This year Barebones Communication with turn 100.000 visitors.
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