Venice Biennale 2018 Architecture (SPONSORSHIP) by Matthew Farrar

I've been invited by the GAA Foundation to exhibit a series of my photographic works on architecture. Unfortunately the production costs are so high, with the printing, mounting, framing shipping and installing, the only way I see possible for me to except is if I can get some financial help to deal with these costs. 

The Foundation have put together a package in the form of a pdf. for any interested parties, outlining the benefits of having your company name present and visible at the Biennale.

If you think this would be of interest or benefit to your business then please do get in touch with myself or with Laura @arte_mea

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Are Google Photos Free ? by Matthew Farrar

The potential of photographic data

An image may be worth 1000 words, but image metadata may spill far more information than that, especially when applied to a Google service. According to this year’s Google I/O keynote, the Photos service will offer a search function that can find people, places, and objects — all without any active tagging on the end user’s part.

It does this in part by scanning your image’s metadata: the location and other information your camera builds into the underlying code of your digital image. For the rest, I suspect Google is inventing its own supplemental metadata, using rapid image scans and automatic face detection as part of the company’s continuous “machine learning” system. It may not be perfect at the start, but as Google gets more and more photographs to scan, it could become the most accurate auto-tagging service on the Internet.
Where's Nessie ? This is just a photo added to make the post a little more enticing.  

Where's Nessie ? This is just a photo added to make the post a little more enticing.


'Toronto Concrete' Revisited. by Matthew Farrar

I revisited the scene of 'Toronto Concrete'. I wanted to see if I could find the exact spot. Unfortunately the paths were fenced off to the public, so I thought... Sod it ! I'm going back to the hotel. I slept on it. Here are some photographs I shot the very next day, of the same concrete building from a rather tricky angle. The perspective is doing strange things to my eyes. Two have lens correction. I kinda like the natural bulge of the lens. I've done some slight editing in that I like the look of the 1970's colour textbook style images.

Toronto Concrete. 2013

Toronto City Hall against the backdrop of the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, taken in May 2013

The rain spoils the stone. 
The multi-story windows watch the story unfold.


The Rain Room at LACMA by Matthew Farrar

A visit to the rain Rain Room at LACMA. Shot with the iPhone 5, shows people walking through the rain, yet staying completely dry. Sensors in the celling detect your movements and stop the rain where you are walking. Here a you tube video that explains it.

I took this with the iPhone as we walked through the rain, staying completely dry. And I wasn't even wearing any clothes..... Go figure ? This link will explain