D:122 ✓ (bike & stretch)
Woohoo! Weekend! Sunny and hot with nothing urgent to work on! 🌞
My lil sis 30th birthday's coming up and at last I thought of the perfect gift; having thought this through left us with some time for culture! I wanted to go see the Koudelka photo exhibition for a while now = perfect time 😊. Until now, I was familiar with Koudelka’s “Gypsies” cycle, but the August 1968 photos are even more powerful! They're frantic, exciting, horrifying and so strong! Landscapes surprised me really 😮 #koudelka#josefkoudelka#returning#ump
Material never disappoints and we're off to feed 😅 #eatasian#hungrybeasts Monkey, you've got to stop eating like a horse or pretty soon you'll look like one 🙏 #weneedmoremuscle#notfat
By late afternoon I was feeling lazy, so a vacuum-cleaning-the-flat workout followed + 10km on the st. bike. Got a new goal: do “intervals” #thanks @mmgagnon for the tip! Since I started going back to the dojo, I slacked off quite a bit on biking 🙈 There's only so much time in a week!! 🙊 #gottofixthat Did 10km: 3x 2km faster + 1km as fast as I could… pheeew that IS some cardio 😁! Being warm (understand I sweat like a 🐖) I need to stretch, get those knees even. Get my old range of motion baaaack!!! 🙏
#aclreconstruction#aclrehab#kneerehab#aclrecovery#everydayisalegday#learningtowalkagain#shittyknees#workeveryday#balanceit 🐒 #newacl ❤
A recent post from @thatkobebeef reminded me that Koudelka needs much more appreciation than it gets. This game is one of the few releases from Japanese studio, Sacnoth, headed up by VGM legend Hiroki Kikuta. Billed as a ‘gothic horror RPG’ and set in spooky Wales(!), the story follows the exploits of Koudelka Iasant as she attempts to uncover the secrets of a medieval momentary. The game plays very similar most survival horror games of the era apart from when battling enemies, where the game switches to a SRPG-style grid layout. Although it’s a bit janky in places, the pre-rendered backgrounds are excellent, the battles are interesting and the characters are well portrayed, especially by their voice actors. Although Koudelka never hits the heights of the real RPG goliaths of the 90s, it’s a great footnote of the era and a fantastic 6/10 game.
Josef Kouldelka saatim oldu sonunda. 21 Ağustos 1968'de Sovyet ordusunun Prag'ı işgal ettiği anı gösteren ikonik fotoğrafta Koudelka'nın kolunda bulanan Raketa 2603. // I've finally got Josef Koudelka's watch. The iconic photo shows the moment of invasion of Prague by Soviet army in 21 August 1968. The watch on the arm of Koudelka is a Raketa 2603
I was glad to find out that Josef Koudelka, one of my favourite photographers, took notes about a trip to my native land in the 1980s. But Josefe, prosím, next time, just ask before going. Your notes are missing the best: tubetti with mussels in Taranto, mozzarelle in Gioia del Colle, Primitivo wine in Manduria, Zampina of Sammichele, Capocollo of Martina Franca, the wizard of ice cream in Polignano a Mare, orecchiette anywhere. You got nothing about that.
During my video talk over on @pixelrights yesterday me and @richfoto chatted about influences and favourite photos. Here’s my 2 favourite books and single favourite photograph. #frank#koudelka#montsanto
Today’s photo book is a real classic; it’s Josef Koudelka’s “Exiles“. The initial book was published in 1988, and this is the expanded edition from 2014, which includes 10 images that were not included in the initial book. Kouldeka’s work as well as his nomadic way of living have always fascinated me. His compositions are phenomenal; he frames in a way that seems so effortless, and, in my opinion, untypical for his time. He is right there in the action yet never seems to compromise his artistic vision, not even to a small extent.
In the following is a citation of Aperture, the publisher of the book, that summarized this body of work very eloquently: “Josef Koudelka’s work once more forms a powerful document of the spiritual and physical state of exile. The sense of private mystery that fills these photographs—mostly taken during Koudelka’s many years of wandering through Europe since leaving his native Czechoslovakia in 1968—speaks of passion and reserve, of his rage to see. Solitary, moving, deeply felt, and strangely disturbing, the images in Exiles suggest alienation, disconnection, and love. Exiles, edited and sequenced by Koudelka and Robert Delpire, evokes some of the most compelling and troubling themes of the twentieth century, while resonating with equal force in this current moment of widespread migrations and transience.“ Koudelka is one of my favorite photographers from that era for a variety of reasons, but mostly due to his style, sense of composition, and subject choice. His books surely never disappoint; this one includes a hefty 186 pages filled with some of his most well regarded work.