Affinity & MacOs BIG SUR M1 support

Affinity apps accelerate with macOS Big Sur and native M1 support 

Affinity creative apps are ready to go on Apple’s new macOS Big Sur—and primed to deliver superfast performance on Macs with M1 chips. Available now, the Affinity 1.8.6 update for macOS is ready to tap straight into the potential of Apple’s next generation of Macs, allowing users of Affinity Designer, Photo and Publisher to do more, faster.

 

Affinity Designer running on macOS Big Sur

Ashley Hewson, Managing Director of Affinity developer Serif, says: “We’re proud that our Affinity apps are leading the way once again, this time in offering full native support for Apple’s new M1 chip. “The architecture of the chip, particularly having such a high-performance GPU with unified memory with the CPU, is perfect for professional creative applications. “The advantages are particularly noticeable when working on documents with thousands of pixel layers, vector objects and text. Edits to pixel layers are best handled on the GPU, while vector and text on the CPU. When you have unified memory it allows much faster handling of these complex documents.”Serif was one of the developers to receive the DTK from Apple, to be able to develop for M1 before launch. It didn’t take long to get Affinity apps running natively on the new hardware.

“Our fully-featured iPad apps already take advantage of very similar architecture on the A-series chips, so it actually only took us a day to port our Mac version to run natively on M1,” adds Hewson.

“In fact, ever since developing for iPad, we’d always hoped that chips with this architecture would eventually come to Mac, so we’re very excited that day is finally here.”

Affinity apps are the first professional creative applications to offer native M1 support

Mac customers with M1 can expect a more responsive user experience with respect to painting, pixel editing, filter effects, document rendering and more. It also enables many more elements like adjustment layers and live filters to be maintained before performance suffers – allowing for a more non-destructive workflow, even on the most complex of documents. “We have seen speed increases of over 3x faster running on the new MacBook Air. It just makes our apps run faster, smoother and feel more responsive than ever before.”Existing users of Affinity apps on macOS can download Affinity 1.8.6 for free. Users adopting macOS Big Sur will notice some tweaks to the UI and app icons to match the new styling of macOS Big Sur.

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IWhat do you really know about Andy Warhol? Why and how do you know his name? Even if you’ve not read any of the numerous biographies of his life, you probably know he painted Soup Cans and Marilyn Monroe. But you’ve been misled on purpose because these really aren’t paintings at all. Someone on Warhol’s team dreamed up the name, “direct painting medium” to deceive you into not realizing these works are photomechancial prints of photographs Warhol didn’t take himself.

 

 

Painting implies easels, brushes, careful or careless color choices, and time. These PMTs were an early manual form of today’s photoshop, and that perhaps is an innovation. And the result has an aesthetic whether you like it or not. So I concede it may actually be art, just not the art you thought it was. Gerard Melanga, who led the PMT team at Warhol’s factory during the ’60s, revealed the Warhol “deception” long ago, in a 1974 interview given to the publication Gay Sunshine“Andy’s whole trip was that he wanted something for nothing. Andy used what was available simply because he had no intellectual power or capacity with which to embrace art, there was nothing intellectual about the art except what some art critic wanted to read into it merely to sound intelligent.” Seemingly forever unmentioned are the source creators who made Warhol’s art possible in the first place. In this case, Gene Korman was the original photographer of the Marilyn Monroe publicity photograph that Warhol used. Neither Warhol nor an artist he allowed to appropriate Marilyn, Elaine Sturtevant, ever credited Korman. And the Soup Cans? The source photograph was made by Edward Wallowitch. It’s as if the theft is ok and even artful, as long as the original creator is unmentioned. 

This has its analogy in corporate generated art such as advertising. Unsigned by it’s actual human creator, there is no soul to it. There is nothing at its core except the machine. Yet it demands to be taken seriously, to be treated equally. This insistence over time has triggered a subtle dehumanization process, now visible, bringing us perilously close to an era where a majority of humans may not care if it is an AI-machine that makes the advert, the art or the novel. It’s been a slow grinding down and here we are. You could argue no. Insist that Warhol is a great artist because he thought of the “idea”. But what if it wasn’t even his idea? What if you knew prolific novelist Muriel Roberta Latow gave Warhol the idea for the Soup Cans during a brainstorming dinner. What if you knew Warhol’s friends at the Serendipity Cafe suggested he make a Marilyn picture?  Is this really your idea of a true artist, one deserving of being the #1 exhibited artist in the world every year for at least the past decade? Were you to sit at your computer and colorize someone else’s photograph, does that make you an artist? Perhaps yes. In America, judges have ruled that if you substantially transform any image, you are now the recognized artist and creator. But what if someone told you exactly which image to colorize? To make it bigger? To remove the wrinkles? Are you still a genuine artist? It’s all much less than our ideal of the artist working alone, the individual with a vivid and unique imagination, with his or her own talents and style derived over time. As an artist who knows other artists, that indeed is how it has been. Even when others collaborate with us, the idea, the vision, that spark of life, somehow, originates within us.

 

Sean Peter is the author of AntiWarhol, a dark and detailed deconstruction of the Warholian mythos. https://antiwarhol.com

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Leur batterie rechargeable de 7100 mAh offre une autonomie de 40 minutes en vol et utilise également un nouveau système breveté, nommée “Battlock”, qui protège la batterie lors de manœuvres à grande vitesse ou d’atterrissages difficiles. Ils sont tous équipés de 12 capteurs de vision informatique contrôlés par un processeur dual-core et une intelligence artificielle adaptative qui créera une protection omnidirectionnelle du drone.

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EVO II Standard

L’EO II standard possède un appareil photo 8K, 48MP avec un capteur CMOS 1/2″. Il capture du contenu avec une résolution pouvant atteindre les 8000 x 6000 pixels pour les photos, ce qui permet d’imprimer une image de 100 pouces de large. La prise vidéo atteint une résolution maximale de 7720 x 4320 pixels. Le drone est également doté d’un zoom sans perte pouvant atteindre 4x.

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EVO II Pro est disponible sur PowerData Prix public conseillé : 1 779 EUR TTC

EVO II Dual

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Tailor-Made: Fashion Photographs from the Collection of Peter Fetterman

Phillips  announce Tailor-Made: Fashion Photographs from the Collection of Peter Fetterman

, an exclusive online auction that celebrates a century of fashion photography, tracing the history of women’s fashion through 64 quintessential images spanning from the 1920s to today. Drawn from the collection of esteemed gallerist and collector Peter Fetterman, Tailor-Made includes work by legendary fashion photographers Lillian Bassman, Sarah Moon, Sheila Metzner, Gordon Parks, Ormond Gigli, William Klein, and Horst P. Horst, among many others. The sale will be live to bidders worldwide June 18 – 25 on Phillips.com. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Equal Justice Initiative to help further their mission to end mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the US, and to challenge racial and economic injustice, and to protect basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.

For more than 30 years, Mr. Fetterman has collected and championed the work of the photographers represented in this sale, with many of them becoming close personal friends. “While the essence of fashion is beauty and dreams,” states Mr. Fetterman, “these photographers taught me so much about the context in which their images were made. The photographers represented here shaped my eye and my taste, for which I owe them all a great debt. Further, in the context of rampant injustice now being foregrounded in this country, I’m pleased to support the Equal Justice Initiative whose work I deeply admire.”

Sarah Krueger, Head of the Photographs Department in New York, states: “It is a pleasure to partner once again with Peter Fetterman on a sale of such exciting material. While fashion photography is a regular presence in our auctions, it is a new and entirely thrilling experience to work with a collection like this, assembled over the years with such singular focus and flare.”

ORMOND GIGLI

Girls in the Windows, New York City  1960

Chromogenic print, printed later.
49 1/2 x 49 1/2 in. (125.7 x 125.7 cm)
Signed, dated and numbered 50/75 in ink on the reverse of the mount.

Estimate
$30,000  50,000 

SOLD FOR $52,500

Sheila Metzner Campidoglio, 1986.
Tailor-Made: Fashion Photographs from the Collection of Peter Fetterman, 18-25 June.

Fashion photography has long been a driver of innovation in the medium, both technically and aesthetically, and this depth and breadth of creativity is demonstrated throughout Tailor-Made

Highlighting the sale are works by Sarah Moon, whose bold, impressionistic use of color and deft manipulation of light and movement result in images that defy expectations. Sheila Metzner is another of fashion photography’s iconoclasts, and her Campidoglio plays with scale and movement within a setting that is simultaneously classical and surreal. Lillian Bassman rounds out this trio of women photographers for whom mood, atmosphere, and gesture embody elegance and style. 

Driven to create ever-new imagery to keep pace with the evolving styles, photographers continually created new modes and innovative ways to showcase fashion. Melvin Sokolsky placed his models in bubbles on location in New York and Paris, creating iconic images of mid-century technology and culture, while Ormond Gigli surmounted the many logistical and technical challenges in making his instantly recognizable Models in the Windows, New York City.

Sarah Moon

Fashion 4, Yohji Yamamoto, 1996 Estimate: $40,000 – 60,000

 

William Klein abandoned the controlled confines of the studio to make images that have more in common with his street work than conventional fashion photography. Jerry Schatzberg and Gordon Parks, who both worked in cinema, bring a sense of movement and narrative to their imagery. While Georges Dambier, Norman Parkinson, Brian Duffy, and William Helburn create impossibly elegant images of modern women moving through the metropolis.

LILLIAN BASSMAN

More Fashion Mileage Per Dress, Barbara Vaughn, dress by Filcol, New York

1954
Gelatin silver print, printed later.
26 1/4 x 34 1/2 in. (66.7 x 87.6 cm)
Signed and numbered 11/25 in pencil on the verso.

Estimate
$12,000  18,000

SOLD FOR $15,000

MELVIN SOKOLSKY

Over New York

1963
Archival pigment print, printed later.
49 x 59 in. (124.5 x 149.9 cm)
Signed, titled and dated in ink on the verso. Number 3 from an edition of 5.

Estimate
$15,000  25,000

SOLD FOR $18,750

LILLIAN BASSMAN

Paris Gala Night, Barbara Mullen, Dress by Patou, Paris

1949
Gelatin silver print, printed later.
18 1/2 x 20 3/4 in. (47 x 52.7 cm)
Signed and numbered 20/25 in pencil on the verso.

Estimate
$5,000  7,000

Portraits of Humanity 2019 Winners revealed.

The 50 winning and 200 shortlisted Portrait of Humanity images have been announced.

 1854 Media, publisher of British Journal of Photography, in partnership with Magnum Photos, have created Portrait of Humanity – an award aiming to unite the global community through the power of photography. The winning and shortlisted portraits have now been revealed to the world. They show that there is more that unites us than sets us apart.

 The judging panel, comprised of international industry leaders, have selected the 50 winning portraits. Each will be exhibited at celebrated galleries, museums and photography festivals across the world. 

The 50 winning portraits will embark on a global tour from September 2019 – January 2020. 

  • September 2019, Organ Vida International Photography Festival, Zagreb, Croatia
  • October – November 2019, LagosPhoto Festival, Lagos, Nigeria
  • November 2019, National Centre For Photography, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
  • November 2019 – January 2020, Louisiana State Museum as part of PhotoNOLA Festival, New Orleans, United States

 The 200 shortlisted portraits will be featured in the Portrait of Humanity book, published by Hoxton Mini Press and distributed worldwide. The Portrait of Humanity book is available for pre-order here.

 View the 50 winning images here: bjp.photo/pohwinner

View the 200 shortlisted images here: bjp.photo/pohshortlist

The 100 commended images, chosen by Clear Channel, will be announced in the coming weeks. These will be displayed on Clear Channel out-of-home digital screens worldwide, and seen by millions.

 The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will share $10,000 in grant awards, to create projects that explore their interpretations of humanity. They will also be announced in the coming weeks.

 20 images have also been chosen by Photography on a Postcard. These will be on display at Photo London, and contribute to the The Hepatitis C Trust’s campaign to eliminate the hepatitis C virus by 2025.

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