Image: Print from Keith Tyson”s Cloud Choreography

Keith Tyson won the Turner Prize in 2002, with an exhibition of humming machines and large-scale paintings dissecting the mysteries of the universe. In 2009 he invited Tate into his studio on the south coast of England, where new work was being prepared for an exhibition at Parasol Unit, London. Amongst them Alle diese kostenlosen Casino Spiele auf unserer Seite wurden von den Providern der Spiele entwickelt, um sofort in dem Browser geladen zu werden ohne die Notwendigkeit, weitere Software herunter zu laden. are his ‘Cloud Choreography’ paintings, which explore imagery ranging from the cloud of milk in your coffee to the vapour from an atomic bomb. He also talks about his alchemic ‘Nature Paintings’ which are the result of a chemical reaction; each composition unique and unpredictable. Finally, we take a stroll on the beach to muse on the sources of Keith’s inspiration.

You can watch a video here.

Clouds photographed from airplane flying from Verona – London © Simon Roberts, June 2013

Referring to photographing clouds, there’s an article this month on the Media Space blog (http://mediaspacelondon.tumblr.com/post/54999567500/photographing-clouds):

Image: The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford

John Constable wrote that “the skies were the chief organ of sentiment” in landscape painting, and this feeling was echoed by early landscape photographers.

However, the natural rendition of skies and clouds presented a major technical problem for all photographers of the period. Early photographic emulsions weren’t equally sensitive to all parts of the spectrum. A negative correctly exposed for the landscape left the sky far overexposed.

While most 19th century photographers employed various techniques to get around the problem (painting out the sky, combination printing), Roger Fenton (September Clouds, centre) successfully photographed both landscape and clouds simultaneously.

Two of Fenton’s photographic prints from the National Media Museum Collection were recently loaned to the Leopold Museum in Vienna for their Clouds: Fleeting Worlds exhibition.

Colin Harding talks about photographing clouds on the National Media Museum blog.