Thursday, November 14, 2013

scale, perspective, depth ... & the Eiffel Tower

Richard Avedon (1959)

I had posted this photograph (above) previously and explained that this was a matter of Genius x 2. Two of my favorite artists -- Richard Avedon, the photographer and the subject, Marc Chagall, the painter. Here are two more shots that make use of the Eiffel Tower and create depth by use of a person in the background.

Walde Huth

Frank Horvat (1974)

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Jill Greenberg

I just read of the remarkable discovery of a new species of monkey and it prompted me to think of Jill Greenberg's series on monkey portraits.  Here is the CNN article on the new species of monkey and here is a glimpse of some of the monkey portraits as was featured in Jill Greenberg's 2006 exhibit at Clamp Art.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Jacques Henri Lartigue

I have always said that Lartigue's work was that as seen through a child's eyes and indeed that is what much of it was.  He was born into a wealthy family in France and he photographed what was around him starting at age seven -- he documented daily life and quite often, society ladies. It wasn't, however, until later in life that his childhood photographs were given recognition.  Quite by accident, he was ultimately introduced to John Szarkowski, curator of the Museum of Modern Art who produced an exhibition of his work.  As an adult, Lartigue shot fashion and just about anyone he met.  To read more on Jacques Henri Lartigue, click here and here and here.

Richard Avedon as photographed by Jacques Henri Lartigue / 1966

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Nick Brandt Exhibit in New York City ... Hasted Kraeutler Gallery

I wish I had found out about this sooner, as it closes Saturday, 2 November, 2013.  Here is a great video of Nick Brandt talking about this body of work (and his work in general) and the potential fate of these magnificent animals he photographs.  

Nick Brandt talking about his work and this exhibit

Gallery Info

My blog post from 2009 which contains a link to his website

Friday, August 2, 2013

David Doubilet

I realize I am LONG overdue in posting!  I also realize that I have not done (so far as I can tell) a post on David Doubilet's work which is more than a shame; it is a disgrace.  I love his work!  I'm not sure why I haven't featured his work sooner.  There is no underwater photography that is so artful, so unbelievable, so powerful, so magical.  He is also a prolific shooter so just when you think you have seen a mass quantity of his photographs, there is still more - and consistently, he produces awe-inspiring imagery.    I came across a book of his when I was on the island of Andros in the Bahamas at a Dive Resort.  I immediately, upon arriving back in the States, went out and bought a copy.