This week’s discoveries and delights and hand signals.
You may have noticed that Meanwhile has been a bit monochromatic of late. This isn’t simply a case of leaning into my namesake (although heck, why not), but a conscious effort to narrow my focus a little, to do interesting within deliberately artificial constraints and see where it leads me. One result is that I’ve found myself delving deeper into black and white photography, new and old. For example, I’ve probably seen Ray K. Metzker’s work plenty in the past, but I’m now appreciating it more within the context of other mid-century street photographers. He has a fantastic graphic eye – his images full of striking geometry, vast fields of light and dark, massive text – that I love.