Archive for January, 2013

January 31, 2013

Inspiration | Joel Meyerowitz

Malaga, Spain, 1967

© Joel Meyerowitz | Malaga, Spain (1967).

 

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January 30, 2013

An Hour to Kill | Malaga Airport

January 29, 2013

Bored with obvious reality, I find my fascination in transforming it into a subjective point of view. Without touching my subject I want to come to the moment when, through pure concentration of seeing, the composed picture becomes more made than taken. Without a descriptive caption to justify its existence, it will speak for itself – less descriptive, more creative; less informative, more suggestive – less prose, more poetry.

Ernst Haas from About Color Photography, in DU, 1961, via Color Correction.

 

January 29, 2013

Dawn | Dusk

Benalup, Spain
 
Benalup Casas Viejas, Spain | 2013.

January 20, 2013

THE FATHER OF POP DANCE | Tiane Doan na Champassak

Tiane Doan na Champassak found a photo album among other objects that belonged to his father. He didn’t know about the existence of the album nor about the purpose of this photoshoot or why his father posed in a studio in Los Angeles in 1967. The album was carefully edited, showing the “Father of Pop Dance” dancing in different outfits to an equally unknown music.

The book reproduces the found album composed of analog prints that over time, and due to the storage conditions, caused the pages to stick together in some areas and teared up when opened years later. Those tears are symmetrical on each double page spread and add movement to the dancing scenes.

You can purchase the book here.

January 7, 2013

RIP | Shomei Tomatsu

Shomei Tomatsu
 
I was sad to learn today that Shomei Tomatsu has died.  Tomatsu was a major influence on the Provoke generation of Japanese photographers.

These young photographers, such as Takuma Nakahira and Daido Moriyama, developed a freewheeling, highly expressionistic visual style that seemed to push the individual photographic image to the edge of descriptive incoherence. Tomatsu was a proponent of this approach, though not quite as extreme as some. The important thing about the whole group, and Tomatsu also, was that the rough-hewn tone of the imagery was not simply a style or an aesthetic, but a means of registering an attitude toward the world, a stance of defiance and political protest.

Read the rest of the BJP obituary here: http://www.bjp-online.com/british-journal-of-photography/news/2234262/japanese-photography-legend-shomei-tomatsu-has-died#ixzz2HJDEXWCi

January 2, 2013

New Years Quote

‘For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice’ T.S. Eliot

January 2, 2013

New Dawn | New Year

New Dawn | New Year