Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Pieter Hugo

Sometimes, if an image is successful, it needs no words, but also, no analytics or criticism. For the REALLY successful image, it compels us to ask questions and stays with us long after we've viewed it for the first time.

This is the work of Pieter Hugo.

Arthur Leipzig

Subway Sleepers, 1950

Subway, Wall Street, 1949

The two photographs above, Subway Sleepers and Wall Street Subway, remind me of the way that Jacques Lartigue saw the world.  (See my post on Lartigue.)  It is from a similar perspective -- that of a child looking up and upon. Although the next few images depict childhood games, they employ a different perspective -- I don't get that they are from the eyes of a child but instead, an adult looking in on these activities as if desiring to be a child again.

The last two shots, Ideal Laundry and the Brooklyn Bridge, are yet again with the innocence of witnessing something from the uncorrupted mind. This all is the work of Arthur Leipzig.

Red Rover, 1953

King of the Hill, 1943

Dodge Ball, 1950

Chalk Games, 1950

East River Divers, 1948

Ideal Laundry, 1946

Brooklyn Bridge, 1946

Monday, April 12, 2010

Hats Off!

I have to think I may eventually be doing a "Hats Off, Part II" since researching hats and all things millinery seems potentially infinite. I so enjoyed putting together this post that I had to force myself to stop for fear I'd segue into a fashion glossary rather than a compilation of photographs.

Norman Parkinson (whose photographs of Philip Treacy's millinery and haute couture became a collaboration and art unto itself).

Norman Parkinson

Leombruno-Bodi (1960)

Frank Horvat (1960s)

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Cindy Sherman (1978)

Fernand Fonssgrives

F. C. Gundlach

Jacques Henri Lartigue (of his muse, Renée Perle, 1930)

Richard Avedon (of Mila Jovovich in Yohji Yamamoto)

Photographer Unknown (of President Coolidge, Mrs. Coolidge and Senator Curtis, 1925)

Alistair Grant (of Queen Elizabeth, 2009)

Richard Pohle

Robert Frank

Garry Winogrand (1950s)

Weegee, Hats in Poolroom, Mulberry Street, NYC, 1943

Loomis Dean

Robert Frank

Walker Evans (of Lincoln Kirstein, 1930)

Frank Horvat (for Givenchy, 1957)

Glen E. Friedman (of Run DMC)

Photographer Unknown (of David and Victoria Beckham)

Max Vadukul (of Rachel Weiss)

Regina Relang

Photographer Unknown

Photographer Unknown / Credit: Life Magazine (of Princess Diana)

Photographer Unknown

Photographer Unknown (at the horse races, 1920)

Photographer Unknown (1940; credit: The Luton News)

Arthur Tress (1978)

Photographer Unknown (of serviceman on Veteran's Day)

Chip Somodevilla (at the Republican National Convention, 2008)

Pete Souza (of President Ronald Reagan)

Pete Souza (of President Barack Obama 2009)

Robert Frank (1954)

Photographer Unknown (1898)

Pierre & Gilles

Cindy Sherman

John Rawlings

Henry Clark (1954)

Henry Clark (1954)

Rodney Smith

Charles C. Ebbets (1932)

Cecil Beaton

Chris Gulker

Margaret Bourke-White (of a Hindu man, 1946)

Margaret Bourke-White (of a Georgian peasant worker, 1941)

Louise Dahl-Wolfe (1963)

John Rawlings

Greg Gorman

Phil Poynter

Lillian Bassman (1955)

Lillian Bassman (1956)

Erwin Blumenfeld

Greg Kadel

John French (of Jean Shrimpton)

John French (of Tania Mallet, 1960s)

Adolph de Meyer

Erwin Blumenfeld (of Audrey Hepburn)

Edward Steichen (1924)

John French

Edward Steichen (1939)

Francesco Scavullo (of Madonna, 1984)

Steven Meisel (of Madonna)

Herb Ritts (of Naomi Campbell)

John Rawlings (1957)

Adolph de Meyer (1921)

Arthur Elgort

Arthur Elgort
Norman Parkinson

Sarah Moon

Edward Steichen (of yachting ladies, some of whom are wearing Chanel, 1928)

Loomis Dean
Regina Relang

Alistair Grant (at the Royal Ascot horse races, 2008)

John Rawlings
Patrick Demarchelier (of Christy Turlington, 1992)