Category Archives: Photography
Aorta consists of Swedish photographer duo Marco Grizelj and Kristian Kran, their signature work is “semi-documentary fashion photography”.
Lego fanboy and amateur photographer Mike Stimpson found a way to combine his two loves: He recreates scenes from historic photographs using the plastic bricks, then snaps his own photos.
Anton Corbijn has been at the top of his game as a photographer since the 1980s but, with two feature films under his belt, is establishing a reputation as a top-quality film director.
This photographer lives between showing himself and closing himself off to and from the world. It’s increasingly important for him to leave an impression of peoples’ sould. He knows fear of death from close up, and survival’s many facets. It’s important for him to not idealize, but to transform everything through the sieve of fantasy.
The husband and wife team, Pierre Javelle and Akiko Ida, present a manufactured micro universe, part Toy Story, part Candy Land, populated with diminutive humanoid characters engaged in a range of ordinary and extraordinary activities. Since the project inception in 2002, the series has grown to over 60 images.
Black and white photography is such a relic of another age that it is hard to imagine, as recently as the 1970s, the art world’s hostility to color. William Eggleston’s Color Photographs, for example, the first one-man show of color work at the Museum of Modern Art in 1976, was considered the worst exhibit of the year. Hilton Kramer repudiated John Szarkowski, the museum’s curator of photography, for throwing caution to the wind when he spoke of Eggleston’s work as “perfect.” “Perfect?” Kramer wrote in The New York Times. “Perfectly banal, perhaps. Perfectly boring, certainly.” Of course Eggleston would become one of the most influential photographers of the era.
For more than fifty years, Richard Avedon’s portraits have filled the pages of the country’s finest magazines. His stark imagery and brilliant insight into his subjects’ characters has made him one of the premier American portrait photographers. Born in New York in 1923,Richard Avedon dropped out of high school and joined the Merchant Marine’s photographic section. Upon his return in 1944, he found a job as a photographer in a department store.
“Since my photographic beginnings, I have always photographed people with hats, Welsh farmers with their tweed caps, French farmers with their berets, Americans with their fedoras, etc. It was always a small gesture to distinguish one region from another.
As time went on and my subjects became different I never abandoned the love of the hat. It is not that I grew up with people wearing them. My adolescence was during the Kennedy years when the hat was being discarded for youthful vigor, and a display of as much hair as possible. The Beatles seemed to begin the end of the hat.”